$225,000 Award for an Automobile AccidentMarch 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 $225,000.00 settlement for an automobile accident.
In February 2016, plaintiff was driving on Route 80 in Fairfield when she was struck in the rear by the defendant. Plaintiff immediately went to the hospital and commenced a course of chiropractic treatments and physical therapy. When the course of conservative treatment failed to relieve her pain, MRIs were recommended revealing a central disc herniation at C5-6 with encroachment of the anterior aspect of the spinal canal, and left posterolateral disc herniation at L4-5 with associated encroachment of the left L4-5 neural foramina.
Due to the chronic nature of Plaintiff’s pain and the failure to respond to conservative treatment, she underwent a C5-6 interbody arthrodesis; and discectomy of spinal cord and nerve roots; C5-6 anterior instrumentation; placement of C5-6 intervertebral PEEK cage; application of cranial tongs; fluoroscopic guidance for localization; bone marrow harvesting for transplantation; reconstruction of ilium; harvesting of right morselized anterior iliac crest autograft; harvesting of right structural anterior iliac crest autograft; harvesting of local bone autograft; placement of Bacterin OsteoSponge; use of microscope for microdissection and the discectomy; placement of right iliac crest On-Q local anesthetic catheter.
The case settled prior to trial for the amount of $225,000.