Back pains are one of the most irritating experiences any person can endure. It leaves you unable to perform any tasks; from menial ones such as buying groceries to others like working or lifting heavy objects.
Many lumbar injuries happen at the workplace due to diverse events or by simple wear and tear occasioned by repetitive tasks that end up taking a toll on the body.
Whenever you suffer a workplace injury or an accident caused by others, you are to be compensated for that. For the simple reason of being able to pay your medical bills or to be compensated for a potential loss of income, at Ganim Legal P.C. we have your back.
What Is Lumbar Fusion?
Lumbar fusion is a type of spine fusion that connects two or more vertebrae together so as to eliminate any type of movement between them. Most of the techniques employed for lumbar fusions or spine fusions of any sort resemble those utilized to mimic the processes involved during the healing of broken bones in the body.
What makes this surgery particularly complex is that the spine protects many nerves that affect other parts of the body, making this surgery riskier than others of similar nature.
The idea behind lumbar fusion is to alleviate any lower back pain you may feel, a product of an accident, workplace injury, or degeneration ensued by the passing of time.
At Ganim Legal P.C., we highly encourage you to take an active role in legally claiming compensation for your surgery, as it is a costly intervention that involves many weeks—sometimes months—of recovery, which leave you unable to work or carry out daily life activities for that time.
When you suffer accidents or workplace injuries, your expenses must be fully amended, plus the “downtime” the recovery process demands. It is our duty to serve you to achieve financial stability during the hard times that come during and after lumbar fusion.
General Purposes of Lumbar Fusion
Lumbar fusion serves many purposes. These are some of them:
- Reduce pain
- Improve stability in the lower back
- Correct deformities such as scoliosis
- Cooperate with lower back arthritis
- Offer the back support when dealing with the removal of herniated discs
Lumbar fusion entails many pros that most of the time, outweigh the cons. However, due to the complexity of the procedure and all the other aspects that come with it, you have to determine a viable plan for sorting out any contingencies that may arise. Get what belongs to you with Ganim Legal P.C.
What Are the Causes of Lumbar Fusion?
Lumbar fusion can be caused by many unfortunate happenings. A couple of reasons why you may require lumbar fusion are stated below:
- Injuries caused by auto accidents
- Injuries caused by other types of accidents such as sports incidents
- Workplace injuries
- Personal attack injuries
- Broken bones
- Medical malpractice
As you can observe, there are numerous reasons why you could ever need a lumbar fusion. On the same hand, many of the causes for your lumbar fusion are worthy of compensation. At Ganim Legal P.C. we carefully inspect your case in order to assist you in your legal process to claim what is yours.
What Does Lumbar Fusion Consist of?
The process of lumbar fusion involves several steps to be taken during the procedure. It is a type of surgery that involves general anesthesia, meaning that you are not conscious while the surgery takes place.
Before surgery per se, you are admitted into the hospital, where they check your medical exams to verify that there are no irregularities that prevent you from having your surgery.
Once you are cleared, you get prepared for surgery, where you remove your clothing and put on the surgical gown with all the other items that come with it.
Regarding the procedure, it starts with an incision made in the lower back region. It can be done in three different places: In the back of your spine, on either side, or in your abdomen. In this way, doctors can enter the affected region and perform surgery adequately.
After this, they prepare the bone graft. The graft is a piece of bone they remove from another place in your anatomy to fuse the body parts in question. The doctors make an incision and remove the bone graft so as to place it where it is due. Consequently, the bone graft incision is closed.
After all of this, they place the bone graft between your vertebrae to fuse them, in addition to metal rods, screws, or plates that are additionally placed to keep your bones together while they heal.
After spinal fusion, you generally have to stay in the hospital for two or more days. After you are cleared, you may have to wear a brace as well to keep your spine’s structure in order.
Given all these factors, the claims can rack up, altering their price. Ganim Legal P.C. ensures that all present and future costs are covered, provided you reach the instance where you have to take legal action.
How Are Lumbar Fusion Claims Calculated?
At Ganim Legal P.C. we scrutinize every case individually, as each situation is different from the other. However, these are some of the decisive factors that affect the value of your claims:
- Your wages before surgery
- The complexity and type of fusion you need
- Future medical procedures and possible complications
- How your lifestyle will change after the surgery
- The emotional distress you are likely to endure during and after the procedure
This Is How We Help YOU
Ganim Legal P.C. is the legal firm that vouches for you and your well-being. These are some of the services we provide:
- Get you the medical attention quality you deserve
- Deal and negotiate with your health insurance company
- Create lawsuits and accompany you through any possible legal processes
- Defend you in the case of medical malpractice
- Assist you in several work-related claims
Schedule your free consultation today.