Baton Rouge Lumbar Fusion Attorneys
When the lower vertebrae of the spine are so severely injured in a catastrophic accident that bone or tissue squeezes the spinal cord, it is often necessary for accident victims to undergo surgery to correct the problem with lumbar fusion. This means fusing bones vertebrae together to create relief for the pain and protect the spinal cord. As you are probably well aware, this is a major surgery that comes with certain risks that must be assumed by the patient. Even if some of the pain that a patient experiences can be relieved with this procedure, the fact remains that his or her life will be forever changed. A lumbar fusion can lead to a loss of mobility and may lead to greater strain on adjacent vertebrae.
If you or someone you love was catastrophically injured in a way that necessitated a lumbar fusion surgery, you should reach out to an attorney from the Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm to discuss what legal repercussions may now be available to you. Though this is likely to be a difficult time for you and your family, it will be in your best interests to begin the claims process as soon after the accident as you are able.
Determining Liability for the Accident
The first thing that needs to be done in any case involving a catastrophic accident is to determine who was at fault. So, while it will be apparent enough who may be held responsible if you never had lower back problems before, it is less obvious if the accident made a previously existing problem worse. However, under almost every set of circumstances, the party responsible for the accident will still be held liable for the procedure, even if that party aggravated a preexisting condition. In any event, our legal team can help you determine liability and then pursue compensation from the responsible party.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Claim
Once we are able to determine liability for the accident, our legal team will be able to get to work developing a comprehensive legal strategy to help you pursue the compensation you will need to offset the costs of your recovery. Though every case presents a unique set of circumstances, just about every claim of this kind will seek compensation for the following:
- The cost of a victim’s medical and rehabilitative care
- The income a victim loses during recovery
- The pain and suffering experienced by the victim
The road to recovery after lumbar fusion can be long, arduous, and expensive. While there may be little that can be done to mitigate your discomfort while you recover, it will be possible for us to help you pursue the kind of compensation you need to afford quality care and rehabilitative services so that you can recover to the best of your ability.
Consult with a Lumbar Fusion Attorney in Baton Rouge
At the Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm, our attorneys understand just how overwhelming the physical and financial consequences of a catastrophic accident can be. We can help you pursue all the compensation you will need to offset the significant costs associated with the lumbar fusion surgery that you or a loved one was forced to undergo as the result of a catastrophic accident. To speak with a Baton Rouge lumbar fusion attorney from the Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm about the particulars of your accident, please call our offices at (225) 650-7400 today.