A herniated (ruptured or slipped) disk typically occurs in the neck (cervical spine) or lower back (lumbar spine). It happens when the inner jelly-like material in the disk pushes through the tougher outer ring of cartilage and puts pressure on the spinal nerves. It only takes a little pressure to cause severe pain. Laminectomy surgery may be necessary to alleviate the symptoms.
If you have suffered a herniated disk due to another party’s negligence, you may be able to collect damages for your losses. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., has a long history of success with back and neck injury claims. We will work hard to secure the compensation you need to move forward.Call Us to Learn How We Can
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.Painful Symptoms Can Cause Temporary Disability
The pain caused by herniated disks can be severe and chronic. The injury can also cause muscle weakness, tingling, numbness, burning sensations and, in severe cases, loss of bladder or bowel control. Herniated disks in the lower back may cause pain in the sciatic nerve down the back of the leg. In the neck, pain may extend to the shoulders and cause headaches in the back of the head. These symptoms may prevent you from taking care of yourself and your family and returning to work.
When a spinal disk is herniated, laminectomy surgery may be required. Laminectomy, also called decompression surgery, is a procedure to remove the back part of the vertebra covering the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
Our attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and related expenses. Our team of experienced trial attorneys is well known in the legal community. We strive for favorable settlements, but are always prepared to go to trial when that is in your best interests.Vehicle Accidents: A Leading Cause of Back and Neck Injuries
Herniated disk injuries are often the result of vehicle accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can also cause injury to the spinal vertebrae and disks.New York Spinal Injury Attorneys
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