A neck or back injury can disrupt your life for weeks, months or the rest of your life. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, you may be unable to return to work, perform daily tasks or care for yourself. You may need discectomy surgery to repair the injury.
The personal injury attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., are well known for their record of successful verdicts and settlements in back, neck and spinal cord injury cases. Our firm has provided representation to injury victims in New York for nearly 50 years. We understand the toll that injuries take on the entire family.Call Us to Learn How We Can Help
Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212.406.1700 or contact us online.Information About Discectomy
The higher on the spinal column an injury occurs, the more risk there is for catastrophic complications such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, paralysis, respiratory difficulty and organ failure. When spinal disks or vertebrae are badly damaged, surgery may be required. Discectomy is a surgery to remove a ruptured or herniated disk from the neck or back. A discectomy can be cervical (in the neck region) or lumbar (in the lower back), and may be performed from the anterior or posterior position.
People may need discectomy surgeries because they suffer severe, chronic pain from their injuries. Numbness or tingling in the extremities is another common symptom of back and neck injuries. When the pain and numbness persists, the affected muscles can weaken.
Our attorneys work with life-care planners and economic experts to calculate your past and future medical costs. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and additional expenses. We will aggressively pursue compensation from the negligent party.Causes of Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back injuries are frequently caused by vehicle accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
In addition, a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can damage the spinal disks or vertebrae.New York Back and Neck Injury Lawyers
Call Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., at 212.406.1700 for a free consultation.