Experienced Back, Neck and Spinal Injury Representation
Back and neck injuries are especially debilitating for several reasons. They can cause chronic pain and muscle weakness throughout the body. If the spinal cord is injured, temporary or permanent paralysis may be the result. Suffering a herniated disk can mean a lifetime of severe pain and additional problems.
I am Ira M. Maurer, a New York personal injury lawyer. Throughout my career, I have represented numerous people with herniated disk injuries. My clients rely on my experience with injuries caused by slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents as well as workplace accidents, construction accidents, railroad worker accidents, train passenger accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, rear-end accidents, rollover accidents and drunk driving accidents. My success in recovering million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements has earned me a lifetime membership in the national Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Personal Injury Services for the Hudson Valley, Metropolitan New York City and the Northeast
My offices in Fishkill are centrally located to represent clients in personal injury matters in communities throughout the Hudson Valley region, the New York City metro area and the Northeast.
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Disk herniation, also called a slipped disk or ruptured disk, usually occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine) or in the neck (cervical spine). It happens when an injury causes the jelly-like substance in the center of the disk to protrude through the outer ring of cartilage, putting pressure on the spinal nerves. Even minimal pressure can result in severe pain. Sometimes the ligament that holds the disk in place between the spinal vertebrae tears, but the disk does not come out. This results in negative diagnostic testing, but the patient still experiences significant pain and disability.
This type of injury can also cause tingling, numbness, burning sensations, muscle weakness and in catastrophic cases, a loss of bladder or bowel control. Herniated disks in the lumbar region may cause pain in the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Injuries in the cervical spine may cause headaches as well as pain in the neck, shoulders, arms and hands.
Pain and additional symptoms may prevent you from sleeping or performing daily tasks and returning to work. If physical therapy and pain management do not relieve your symptoms, doctors may recommend surgery to repair the injury. Spinal surgeries are less risky than in the past, but rarely relieve all symptoms.
I work with medical and financial experts to calculate the damages you will need to recover the cost of past and future medical treatment, damages for pain and suffering, lost wages and related expenses. My skills as a trial lawyer help my clients to be successful in obtaining verdicts and settlements that fully compensate them for their injuries.
Hudson Valley Herniated Disk Attorney · Middletown Back Injury Attorney
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