Personal Injury Herniated Discs Attorneys
A herniated disc (which is also spelled disk) is an injury to the rubbery cushions between the individual vertebrae of the spine. If the disc ruptures, it may irritate nearby nerves. While many people recover from a ruptured herniated disc in a few months with rest and conservative treatment, complications can lead to serious health problems.
At Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm , we represent people in Metairie, Gretna, Harvey, greater New Orleans, throughout Louisiana and across the United States who have suffered herniated discs due the negligence of another party. Our goal is to help you obtain the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Herniated Discs Insurance Claims
Below your waist, the spinal cord separates into a group of long nerve roots called the cauda equina. In rare cases, a herniated disc can compress these nerves, leading to symptoms such as:
- Pain, numbness or leg weakness
- Incontinence or difficulty urinating
- Loss of sensation on the inner thighs and the area around the rectum
If a herniated disc is causing nerve damage, you may need emergency surgery to prevent permanent weakness or paralysis.
Some law firms settle herniated disc cases as quickly as possible for whatever money the insurance company is willing to offer. Our lawyers wait until you complete your medical treatment. Only then will we know what your future needs may be. In any personal injury case, the most important issue is to obtain the medical treatment you need to recover your health.
If you do suffer serious complications from a herniated disc, our lawyers are not afraid to take insurance companies to court to ensure you recover enough compensation to meet your future needs.