Miami Back Injury Attorney
This Miami Back Injury Lawyer helps clients who have sustained all types of back injuries. Back injuries result from all different types of accidents. These include car accidents. The force from a car crash can easily injure somebody’s back.
Back injuries also result from slip and fall and trip & fall accidents. After falling, people may fall on their backs and hurt themselves.
There are many different types of back injuries. One type is referred to as a herniated disc. A disc herniation results when the fluid in an intervertebral disc leaks out of the disc. An intervertebral disc is the object in between the vertebra in the spine. The intervertebral discs act as “shock absorbers” between the vertebrae and allow for movement and flexion in the spine.
Intervertebral discs are filled with fluid, and this is what allows them to act as shock absorbers. Nevertheless, during an accident, fluid from an intervertebral disc may leak out of the disc and into the spinal canal. This can cause all sorts of problems/symptoms for the injured person. The fluid that leaked out of the disc may affect spinal nerves in the area and cause symptoms in other areas of the body.
For example, a herniated disc in the back may cause pain, numbness and tingling in the legs and feet of the injured person. This is known as “sciatica.”
If the herniation is bad enough, then fluid from the disc may “impinge” upon the spinal cord. This sort of “cord compression” can be catastrophic. If bad enough, it may even cause paralysis.
A milder form of disc herniation is referred to as a “disc bulge.” A bulging disc is similar to a herniation, only not as big. Whether a disc is bulging or herniated is a matter of degrees.
Both a herniated disc and a bulging disc can be viewed on a diagnostic study – magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT Scan. Both an MRI or CT Scan can reveal the soft tissue, and this includes disc herniations or bulges.
Another type of back injury is a fractured or broken vertebra. A non-displaced fracture is one in which, although broken, the bones are still in place. A displaced fracture, on the other hand, is one in which the bones have actually shifted. Displaced fractures are generally more serious and may require surgery. A fractured vertebrae is known as a “broken back.”
A fractured vertebra can be viewed on an X-ray. While MRI’s and CT are great at showing soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments), X-rays are best at revealing bones.
For a free, no obligation consultation, call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 if you’ve been hurt anyplace in the State of Florida (including Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, West Palm Beach, or Palm Beach County). Mr. Quackenbush is happy to talk to you about your case for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mr. Quackenbush will work on a contingency basis should he become your lawyer. This indicates that he won’t get paid until you’ve made a recovery in your case, so there is no risk to you.This Miami Back Injury Lawyer Counsels Clients in Their Toughest Times
Everybody develops wear-and-tear in their backs as they age. This wear and tear is known as degeneration, and it is normal.
If you had degenerative change in your back before your accident, then you had your accident, and your back problems became worse as a result of the accident – you will be entitled to compensation for the aggravation or exacerbation of the pre-existing back condition. This is true because the law in the State of Florida says that a negligent person “takes their victim as they are.” That is, everybody in society is expected to take care not to injure others. This includes people who have pre-existing back conditions. Negligent people should know that there are people with pre-existing back problems out there. If a negligent person does something to injure one those people, then the negligent person will be responsible for the worsened condition. The negligent person “takes his or her victim as they are.”Aggressive Pursuit of Justice Provided by this Miami-Dade Back Injury Law Firm
Doctors give all sorts of treatments to people with back injuries. This includes “conservative” care or treatment. Conservative care may include physical therapy or chiropractic treatment.
If the conservative care doesn’t help, your doctor may decide to give you epidural or facet-block injections. While these injections may help alleviate the pain in your back, they are frequently only helpful temporarily.
If the injections don’t help, then your doctor may decide to do surgery. Either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon may perform surgery on your back.
One type of procedure that is frequently used is a discogram. In a discogram, your surgeon will “probe” the discs in your back and attempt to determine which disc is the cause of your problems.
Upon figuring out which is the problematic disc, your surgeon may decide to perform a discectomy procedure. In a discectomy procedure, your surgeon will remove some of the fluid that leaked out of your disc. This will attempt to alleviate some of the pressure on the neighboring spinal nerves and spinal chord.
If the discectomy procedure didn’t help, then your surgeon may attempt to perform a fusion procedure. In a fusion procedure, your surgeon will remove the herniated disc, then “fuse” the neighboring vertebrae. After the fusion, your surgeon may place hardware in your spine (typically metal plates and screws) to hold the two vertebra together and allow healing. Although fusion can be successful, it may also cause lack of mobility in your back. Additionally, a fusion of one level of your spine may cause stress on other neighboring, adjacent levels in your spine – which can necessitate further fusions of those levels later on. It is these things that Mr. Quackenbush will help to get you compensated for.Call this South Florida Back Injury Attorney as Soon as Possible
Mr. Quackenbush won’t get paid until you’ve made a recovery in your case (this is referred to as contingency). So, there is no risk to you.
If you’ve sustained a back injury anywhere in the State of Florida, call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush is available 24/7 to speak to you about your case.