$125,000 Award for a Motor Vehicle AccidentOctober 1, 2017
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC in Denville, NJ, announces a $125,000 settlement for a motor vehicle accident.
In April 2015, Plaintiff was stopped in traffic when his vehicle was rear-ended by the Defendant.
Over the next year, Plaintiff underwent numerous tests and treatments including a caudal steroid injection, chiropractic care and physical modalities, a transforaminal epidural steroid injection at L4-5 and L5-S1 and ultimately a discogram which was positive for a grade five annular tear with leaking of contrast into the epidural space at L5-S1.
After conservative treatments were ineffective in treating Plaintiff’s pain, his treating neurosurgeon recommended surgical intervention and in June 2016 he underwent left L5 hemilaminectomy, facectecomy and foraminotomy with decompression of nerve roots; Open L5-S1 discectomy; harvesting and placement of fat graft; use of microscope for microsdissection; fluoroscopic guidance and localization; placement of left On-Q local anesthetic catheter.
The case settled for $125,000.00, prior to the scheduling of a trial.