Cervical fusion is one of the most drastic surgical procedures that any person may face. It mostly takes place after accidents for various reasons. Furthermore, they are usually responsible for a substantial increase in medical bills, and a prominent decrease in earning capabilities.
However, if you have to undergo a neck fusion, and the cause finds its origin in an external event such as a workplace accident, or an auto accident, you are entitled to be compensated for the damage caused to you. You are not to withstand the consequences of your medical procedures when a third party is responsible for them. At Ganim Legal P.C., we ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and their posterior outcomes.
What Is Cervical Fusion?
Cervical fusion consists of joining two or more vertebrae in the neck region into a single structure. The main aim of cervical fusions is to prevent back pain by limiting or preventing altogether the movement between the bones.
One of the main advantages is that cervical fusion prevents adjacent muscles, ligaments, and nerves from causing further discomfort.
Yet, it is not all advantages. This type of procedure is relatively risky in nature, and also entails several medical costs to cover as a byproduct. Hence, it is very important that you receive the pertinent legal assistance to cover all of your medical costs when the cervical fusion happens after an accident. Ganim Legal P.C. is the law firm that stands behind you to offer assistance in this regard.
What Are the Different Types of Cervical Fusion?
There are two types of cervical fusion: Anterior Cervical Fusion—or ACF—and Posterior Cervical Fusion—or PCF.
In general, the Anterior Cervical Fusion is also coupled with a discectomy. This means that the damaged disc between the vertebrae in question is also removed. This is done so as to relieve the pressure commonly found in the nerve root or spinal cord. This form of cervical decompression tends to alleviate characteristic numbness, tingling sensations, and pain that are commonly associated with these injuries. The procedure is oftentimes done in the “front” of the cervical region. In lieu of a disc, an implant and/or bone graft are placed instead in order to provide stability and strength to the area.
In the case of the Posterior Cervical Fusion, it is quite similar to ACF in terms of how damage is repaired, but the incision is mostly done in the posterior—AKA the back of the neck—part of the cervical region.
As you may have guessed, when you are faced with either an ACF or PCF procedure, you must affront costs like post-operative costs, doctor consultations, and rehab. Assuming all of this on your own is difficult both for you and your loved ones. Get that weight off your shoulders by simply acquiring the legal help you need. Ganim Legal P.C. is here to assist you.
What Are the Causes for Cervical Fusion?
Generally speaking, the main causes of cervical fusions are accidents. In particular, the most common types of accidents that involve cervical fusion are auto accidents and workplace-related accidents.
During auto accidents, one of the main areas that suffer damage is the neck. The reason is that it is a delicate area of the human anatomy that receives little to no support when receiving the abrupt external forces that an individual may suffer in a car crash. Any strong form of whiplash can create irreversible damage to the neck vertebrae, making the person have to resort to cervical fusion to make up for the aftermath.
On the other hand, workplace accidents are common events too. This notion is especially relevant when referring to jobs that involve any shape or kind of physical labor. For example, if your work involves working on scaffolds and you fall, you have a high likelihood of breaking your neck. To mend this, you might require cervical fusion.
Fortunately, there is a silver lining to all of your suffering when this happens to you. In the case that you have been involved in an auto accident and the third party involved is at fault for breach of duty, they must compensate you for your injuries, their treatment, and also for any financial losses that may stem from your accident.
When it comes to workplace injuries, your employers must cover all of the medical costs of your injury as long as it effectively happens while at work.
Thus, it is of utmost importance to gather all of the evidence you can to make your claims valid. At Ganim Legal P.C., our team of experts with vast experience in car accidents and workplace-related injuries will relentlessly fight for your cause until you get what you deserve.
How Ganim Legal P.C. Can Help You
Ganim Legal P.C. grants you top-quality legal assistance and guidance throughout the complete process, from educating you on the standard steps of the legal process to filing the lawsuit. We have got you covered. These are some of the situations we can offer assistance with:
- Auto accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Personal injuries
Schedule your free consultation today with a Ganim Legal P.C. representative to promptly address your cause.