$100,000 Award for a Pedestrian AccidentOctober 1, 2017
October 1, 2017
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, PC in Denville, NJ, announces a $100,000 settlement for a pedestrian accident.
In June 2016, Plaintiff was walking as a pedestrian, within a crosswalk when the Defendant made a left striking the Plaintiff in the crosswalk.
Plaintiff was transported via ambulance to the hospital and after a battery of diagnostic testing she was diagnosed with a concussion, scalp laceration and abrasions. In addition to staples needed to close the laceration, Plaintiff commenced a course of conservative management, consisting of chiropractic care and physical modalities. She underwent MRI testing of her lumbar and cervical spine which revealed (1) central disc herniation at C3-4 with encroachment of the anterior aspect of the spinal canal; (2) central disc herniation at C4-5 with encroachment of the anterior aspect of the spinal canal; and (3) central disc herniation at C5-6 and was referred to a pain management specialist and a neurosurgeon.
Due to the failure of her injuries to respond to conservative course of treatment, Plaintiff’s pain management doctor administered a cervical epidural steroid injection. When the injection failed to alleviated her pain, her treating neurosurgeon recommended surgical intervention. In July 2017, she underwent the following procedures: Anterior cervical diskectomy and decompression of the canal at C4-C5; C4-C5 interbody fusion; C4-C5 insertion of a single DePuy prosthetic device; C4-C5 application of anterior cervical Eagle Plus titanium DePuy locking plate; Microdissection of the nerve roots using the operating Zeiss microscope; Interpretation of intraoperative x-rays without the presence of a radiologist.
The case settled for the $100,000.00 policy limit, prior to the scheduling of a trial.