If you have suffered a herniated disc due to a third party’s recklessness or negligence, it is critical that you hire an attorney with a track record of success and the connections to help you heal and maximize your financial compensation.
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm has significant experience in handling herniated discs. We routinely assist clients in obtaining the necessary medical care they require at no up-front cost – even if they don’t have health insurance.
We maintain strong relationships with medical specialists and our clients have access to MRI’s, X-Rays, CT scans, and state of the art diagnostics and treatment options in DFW at no up-front cost.
About Herniated Disc Injuries
The spinal column is comprised of vertebrae (bones) that are stacked upon each other. From the bottom of the spine to the top, the column includes five vertebrae in the lumbar spine (low back), twelve vertebrae in the thoracic spine (mid back), and seven vertebrae in the cervical spine (neck).
Each vertebra is cushioned by a disc which protects the bone by acting as a shock absorber. Each disc is comprised of a tough outer ring and a softer, gelatinous inner portion.
If you are involved in a car accident or sustain another type of personal injury event such as a slip or fall, the inner portion of the impacted disc can protrude through the outer ring. This is commonly referred to as a herniated disc or disc protrusion.
A herniated disc can be a very serious injury. Symptoms often include pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. Epidural steroid injections often can provide relief, but surgery is often necessary if the herniated disc compresses a nerve or otherwise causes extreme pain and discomfort.
Herniated discs are formally diagnosed upon review of imaging studies of the spine such as a CT scan, X-Ray, MRI, or discogram. Physical examination, however, can also indicate the possible presence of a herniated disc.
Neck pain often radiates to the shoulders, arms, hands, or fingers (radiculopathy). A positive finding on the Spurling test is indicative of cervical radiculopathy and potential herniated disc. Low back pain often radiates to the hips, legs, or feet. A positive finding on the Straight Leg Raise test is indicative of lumbar radiculopathy and potential herniated disc.
Discectomy is often used to reduce radiating pain from a herniated disc injury when there is readily apparent nerve compression. Usually just a fragment of the disc is removed during this procedure.
Spinal fusion is another common surgical procedure to treat herniated disc injuries. In this procedure two or more vertebrae in the spine are permanently connected and/or fused to enhance stability or decrease pain. It is often used to stabilize the spine when a herniated disc is removed. Rods, screws, and/or metal plates might need to be used to connect the vertebrae together. Artificial disc replacement surgery can be an alternative to spinal fusion.
If you have a herniated disc and another person or company is at fault, contact Mullen & Mullen Law Firm for a free consultation. Get a discounted 29% contingent attorney fee on cases not requiring litigation (compared to the industry standard 33.3%) if you mention this special offer on first contact.
There is never a fee unless our lawyers win your claim. And we can get you medical care upfront with no out of pocket even if you don’t have health insurance.
A few examples of settlements obtained by Mullen & Mullen Law Firm:
$1,330,000 Settlement for Dallas client with herniated disc requiring lumbar microdiscectomy
$960,576.60 settlement for herniated disc & TBI in Live Oak, TX
$625,000 settlement for back injury in Dallas, TX requiring surgery
$580,000 settlement for herniated disc in Plano, TX requiring surgery
$350,000 settlement for herniated disc in Dallas, TX for future medical expenses
$151,944.50 settlement for herniated discs & concussion in Dallas, TX
$112,500 settlement for herniated disc & concussion in Dallas, TX
$100,007 settlement for herniated disc in Dallas, TX requiring injections
$81,000 settlement for herniated disc in Arlington, TX
$76,000 settlement for herniated disc in Frisco, TX
$35,000 settlement for herniated disc in Irving, TX
$30,000 settlement for herniated disc in Denton, TX
Joseph R. Morrison is the Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX, where he represents people personally injured due to the negligence of others. He was recognized by VerdictSearch for obtaining a Top 5 Premises Liability verdict in the State of Texas, and has been quoted in the ABA Journal.