Average Case Value of a Disc Replacement Injury Lawsuit

Disc replacement surgery is an intensive procedure used to treat back and spinal cord injuries. This medical treatment is intended to help a back injury victim recover from the damages they have sustained. These damages can range from nerve damage to severe cases of quadriplegia. While a disc replacement surgery can help a victim recover from the damages of a back or spinal cord injury, they can also result in truly devastating monetary damages that can be incredibly challenging to overcome. Fortunately, if you or a loved one needs disc replacement surgery as a result of a back or spinal cord injury caused by negligence or misconduct you have every right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. At the Normandie Law Firm our skilled attorney can assist you in determining the potential value of an injury case requiring disc replacement, and also guide you through the often arduous process of filing a claim. If you have any questions after reading this article please feel free to reach out to our law offices for a free consultation by one of our well-versed legal associates.

Potential Value of Disc Replacement Surgery Case
Sometimes, those with a disc replacement cases ask our attorneys a wide series of questions regarding the average settlement amount, or value of their case. In most cases, those who these types of questions tend to already have an attorney representing them, however, are unsatisfied with the service that attorney has provided. Fortunately, at the Normandie Law Firm our attorneys are committed to ensuring our clients have all of the resources to pursue a positive outcome for their case regardless of whether they already have an attorney or not. For your reference, some of the questions our attorneys are asked are listed below:

  • How much can I recover for a disc replacement surgery caused by a car accident case?
  • What is the typical settlement amount for injuries that require a disc replacement surgery?
  • What is the typical compensation amount for a disc replacement injury case?
  • What is the average value of a disc replacement lawsuit?

Disc replacement surgeries can be expensive, and this expense only increases the higher the severity of the initial injury. So there, is good reason why many victims ask a wide variety of questions regarding the average value for disc replacement settlements. In truth, whether you are looking for the average settlement value for a disc replacement injury because of a car accident; the value of a truck accident case where the plaintiff needed disc replacement; the potential settlement amount of a workplace injury requiring disc replacement; or the value of a disc replacement in a slip and fall lawsuit, the value of your case depends on the compensable damages that make up your case. These compensable damages are typically grouped into three categories: monetary damages, nonmonetary damages, and punitive damages. While our legal consultants could come up with an average settlement amount based on these damages, there is no guarantee that the calculated average will apply to every case. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek capable legal assistance when determining the value of your case.

However, it is important to understand the components that make up these compensable damages. First and foremost, are monetary damages, named as such for the fact that they all have definable monetary values. Some common monetary damages that can be added to the value of your case are listed as follows:

  • Medical Expenses: These are the costs that a victim must endure for the hospitalization of the initial injury and any further treatment needed in the future because of this injury. These expenses often make up a significant portion of a settlement value.
  • Loss of Wages: These compensatory damages meant to reimburse the victim for any wages lost from the injuries. This amount can be determined through a thorough examination of the victim’s salary history and often includes sick and vacation time.
  • Loss of Potential Future Wages: Sometimes injuries can be so severe that the victim may lose the ability to perform at the same level they had before their injuries. To determine this amount, a complicated formula is used that involves the examination of the victim’s projected earnings and the impact that the damages may have had on the victim’s ability to find and perform future work.

The second category, nonmonetary damages, are usually more difficult to place specific monetary value on as there is no way to universally define these damages. When collecting these damages it is important that you seek a capable attorney as they can assist you in naming, and calculating the nonmonetary damages evident in your case. Some of the possible nonmonetary damages that could be added to your case are listed as follows:

  • Pain and suffering: This damage is compensated to a victim based on the pain and suffering they endured from their injuries. This amount is often calculated by the use of a pain multiplier that has the victim identify their level of pain on a scale of one to ten.
  • Emotional Distress: This form of compensation is offered to victims that have experienced any emotional trauma suffered due to the injuries. The compensable amount of emotional distress often varies from state to state.
  • Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium is often added to the value of your case when the injuries are so severe that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship

The third, and final category of damages that could be added to your case are punitive damages. Punitive damages are typically added to a case in order to punish the defendant for their actions and to deter them from doing something similar in the future. Punitive damages are in some cases difficult to argue for as they require that the plaintiff prove the defendant has a gross intent to cause harm. This is why lesser attorneys will often settle the case without making an argument for punitive damages. However, our spinal cord injury attorneys at the Normandie Law Firm are committed to ensuring our clients receive all the damages that they argue for.

For your reference, we’ve gathered a list of disc replacement case verdicts. These verdicts can give you an idea of what your possible settlement amount may be. These verdicts are listed as follows:

  • A case settled for $662,500 after a 45-year-old man sustained a neck injury after being rear-ended by another car. This led to a costly surgery and a disc replacement auto accident lawsuit.
  • A case settled for $775,282 after a 26-year-old man was hit by a rental car that made an illegal U-turn. The plaintiff suffered a herniated disc which required two surgeries. He also sustained substantial damage to his vehicle.
  • An electrician settled their case for $2,475,000 when he was injured on a job site by a falling pipe. This accident resulted in spinal surgery.
  • A 60-year-old railroad worker settled their case for $450,000 after they fell from a boxcar, and suffered a soft tissue injury as well as significant wage loss eventually resulting in retirement from the railroad
  • A plaintiff settled their case for $419,132 after they were rear-ended in an intersection. The force of the impact pushed the plaintiff’s vehicle into the stopped vehicle in front of them causing significant property and neck and upper back injuries.

The Disc Replacement Procedure
Disc replacement surgery is typically performed in order to alleviate pain in the back caused by the motion of the discs within the spinal cord. The spinal cord is essentially defined as the bundle of nerves that send signals between the head and the rest of the body. Damage to this essential part of the body can not only cause nerve damage or chronic pain it can also lead to more severe damages that dramatically affect the lifetime mobility of an individual. Disc replacement surgery involves the replacement of a damaged disc with a prosthetic implant made of metal. This procedure is similar to the procedure used to implant an artificial hip, knee or shoulder joint. Typically disc replacement procedures are performed when there is chronic pain in the back, usually caused by direct nerve damage to the area. When the injury is more severe, a fusion surgery may be required, which is far more extensive, and can be incredibly challenging to recover from. Back injuries that can result in the requirement of a disc replacement procedure can occur whenever there is excess trauma or impact to the area. Some of the more common accidents that cause these injuries are listed as follows:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip(trip) and fall accidents
  • Medical or surgical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents

Through disc replacement surgery, a victim can retain some mobility and function that was previously lost. However, these procedures can be financially taxing for an individual which can hinder the level of recovery a victim can expect from this treatment. For this reason, those who suffer back injury and require a disc replacement procedure can file a lawsuit against the party that caused the injuries so that they can receive ample compensation for the damages that they have had to endure. When taking legal action however, it is in your best interest to seek adequate legal representation for your case. Having a skilled lawyer on your side can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your case dismissed entirely.

How the Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered the damages of a spinal cord injury that required a disc replacement surgery, you may be eligible to collect compensation for the damages that you have had to endure. At the Normandie Law Firm our experienced attorneys can assist you in not only fighting our case but helping you determine the average case settlement or average value for your disc replacement lawsuit. While we are based out of Los Angeles, our attorneys also practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California.

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