Herniated Disc Injury Settlements in Cincinnati

Compassionate Ohio attorneys help you deal with back injuries

At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., we help clients who suffer from back injuries. Injuries to your back can make it difficult to perform basic daily tasks, or make doing so a painful experience. We care about you and understand the difficulty of dealing with back pain. Our goal is to help you recover from injuries to the greatest extent possible. When you suffer a back injury that has been caused by the negligence or carelessness of another, you have a right to compensation. Our back injury lawyers help you recover what the law entitles you to.

Back injuries resulting from accidents can make it challenging to perform basic daily tasks. They can even turn normal activities and chores into painful undertakings. One of the most common injuries to the back is a herniated disc. At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., we help clients who suffer from back injuries. We understand the hardships of back pain, especially suffering from a herniated disc. Our goal is to help you recover from your injuries and get back to normal functioning as much as possible. If your back pain has resulted from another person’s negligence or carelessness, you are entitled to a herniated disc injury settlement. Our back injury lawyers help you recover what you deserve, according to the state of Ohio.

What is a herniated disc?

The bones or vertebrae in the spine are separated by small, soft discs surrounded by cartilage. These discs make your backbone flexible and agile. A disc becomes herniated when it shifts out of place and ruptures because of an injury or accident. A herniated disc can occur anywhere on the spine, but it often affects the lower back. A slipped disc can cause numbness and intense pain in the back, legs, neck, and shoulders. Another word for herniated disc is “bulging,” “ruptured,” or “slipped.”

Causes of herniated disc injuries

Many events can cause a herniated disc injury, including

Sometimes the pain does not show up right away because the immediate adrenalin rush from an accident might temporarily mask it. That’s why it’s essential to go to the hospital after an accident to get checked out. Pain from injuries often does not manifest until much later. Symptoms of a herniated disk include

  • Pain in lower back, thigh, calf, or buttocks
  • Pain in the neck, arm, or shoulder
  • Numbness or tingling in the body part connected to the affected nerve(s)
  • Muscle weakness causing stumbling or the inability to hold objects

How is a herniated disc diagnosed?

Only a doctor can tell for certain if your back pain is due to a herniated disc. That is why you should seek medical attention immediately after an accident. Because herniated discs do not show up on X-rays, consider requesting a CT scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Tests that can reveal a herniated disc include

  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Discography
  • Myelography
  • Electromyography

You might not experience any problems with a herniated disc right away. If you delay or forego medical treatment after an auto accident, you might find linking your back pain to the accident more challenging. You could also have difficulty convincing an insurance company, judge, or jury that your personal injury is due to someone else’s negligence.

Compensation for herniated discs

A qualified personal injury attorney can help you obtain a settlement for a herniated disc injury resulting from someone else’s fault. Several considerations affect the amount of your compensation:

  • Injury severity –How limited was your mobility after the accident and for how long? Were you confined to bed while you recovered? Did the injury affect your ability to walk? Did you have to use crutches or a cane?
  • Your doctor’s recommended treatment plan– Did you have to undergo physical therapy? With which specialists did you have to have regular meetings, and how much did they cost?
  • Your medical history– Did your herniated disc negatively affect any current medical conditions or injuries you have had in the past? Did your herniated disc injury aggravate earlier back injuries?
  • The number of herniated discs– How much of your spine was affected? Was more than one disc injured? Have you had difficulty turning or bending?
  • Your lost wages– How much work did you miss because of your injury? Did the injury negatively affect your productivity if you did go to work? Does your herniated disc injury affect your ability to work now?
  • Your pain and suffering– How much did you suffer because of your pain and limited mobility? How did your accident and injury affect your family and loved ones?

A significant factor affecting the amount of your compensation is the difference between your physical and mental condition before and after the accident. For example, suppose you have not had any noticeable issues or pain before your injury but have since experienced severe or debilitating pain. In that case, you will likely recover more compensation for your herniated disc injury.

Contact one of our Cincinnati, OH attorneys for assistance with your herniated disc injury

The lawyers at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., represent individuals and families in greater Cincinnati, southwest Ohio, and the tri-state area. Our experienced disability and personal injury attorneys want you to get the injury compensation you deserve so that you can regain your quality of life. Our attorneys have a proven track record, as evidenced by their AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating  by Martindale-Hubbell®.  or call us at 513.721.6500 today for a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are also available.