Herniated Disc Injury
Minnesota Spinal Injury Lawyer & Attorney
A herniated disc is one of the many devastating injuries to the spine. Most herniated disc accidents occur due to strenuous lifting, repetitive activity or a sudden impact to the spine. At Frentz and Frentz Law we have years of experience handling herniated disc personal injury lawsuits. From slip and fall accidents to work related accidents, our lawyers can help ensure you are fully compensated for your physical pain, emotional suffering and financial loss during the recovery process.
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc, also referred to as a ruptured disc, a bulging disc or a slipped disc, is when the nerve root has been irritated or damaged. This occurs when part of the spinal disc breaks through its cartilage covering and presses on the spinal nerve. This type of spinal injury can cause serious complications down the road. Not only will your back be sore but you could also experience neck pain and other problems. Damaging your spine can cause problems for your entire body.
A herniated disc can happen in a number of different instances. Our firm often sees this injury in the following lawsuits:
- workplace related injuries
- car accidents
- slip and fall accidents and other premise liabilities
- boating crashes
- elevator accidents
- improper lifting and repetitive strenuous activities
It is important to be aware of the symptoms of a herniated disc which could appear as soon as you have succumbed to an accident. Symptoms include:
- lower back pain for more than a couple of days
- weakness in the legs
- tingling or numbness in the legs or buttock area
- burning neck pain
- compromised bowel or bladder control
While some herniated discs will clear up on their own, others will not and you could suffer from back pain forever. You may become dependent on anti inflammatory medications and need to undergo surgery. You may need to spend weeks if not months in rehabilitation, undergo spinal manipulation and receive cortisone injections. You may need weekly physical and massage therapy treatments for pain relief. All of these recovery methods add up to not only a lot of money, but also a lot of time. In fact, many people who have been injured due to a herniated disc will be off work for weeks or months. This loss of income can cause financial turmoil on top of the emotional and physical stress already experienced.
Southern Minnesota Spinal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered from a herniated disc due to someone else’s negligence, you will need the experience and aggressive representation of our lawyers. Our law firm has represented thousands of individuals who have been harmed in some way due to the negligence of someone else. You should not have to pay the financial consequences for someone else’s negligence.
Call Frentz and Frentz at 507-345-4505 or call toll free at 1-800-450-4505 for your free consultation. You want to have experience on your side so that you can receive the compensation you deserve. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.