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How Much Is A Herniated Disc Worth?

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses How Much Is A Herniated Disc Worth

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How much is a herniated disc worth for purposes of a injury settlement in the Fairfax, Virginia area?

To answer that question the term “herniated” needs to be defined.  Doctors can use the term herniated to mean simply a bulging disc.  A bulging disc is not always a herniated disc.  

There is data available that suggests that a large percent of the human race above a certain age level has bulging or herniated discs.  Some doctors equate a bulging disc with a herniated disc.  Some do not. Call, or contact us for a free consult.

The Value Of A Herniated Disc Case is Variable

A bulging disc is exactly that. It is simply bulging but not broken.  A herniated disc means that the disc pad itself has broken or ruptured and the disc fluid is protruding outside of the disc space. This may result in the fluid impinging on a nerve or the spinal cord.  If this exists, then that may require surgery. Something needs to be done to remove the fluid. 

Surgery of this type in the Fairfax, Virginia area can vary in cost. However the bills are going to be in the range of $25,000.

A partial disc removal in some cases may result in a permanent partial disability rating. This could have an impact on the value of any case. A total disc removal will result in a permanent disabilty rating. A fusion of adjoining discs is more dramatic than the other procedures discussed. This too will result in some permanent disability.

In the Northern Virginia area, assuming the above facts and assuming medical bills over $50,000 the case would likely have a value somewhere in the low six figure range. 

Call, or contact us for a free consult. See the other pages on this site dealing with personal injury for more information. See also the pages on Wikipedia

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How Much Is A Herniated Disc Worth?

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses How Much Is A Herniated Disc Worth

Brien Roche

How much is a herniated disc worth for purposes of a injury settlement in the Fairfax, Virginia area?

To answer that question the term “herniated” needs to be defined.  Doctors can use the term herniated to mean simply a bulging disc.  A bulging disc is not always a herniated disc.  

There is data available that suggests that a large percent of the human race above a certain age level has bulging or herniated discs.  Some doctors equate a bulging disc with a herniated disc.  Some do not. Call, or contact us for a free consult.

The Value Of A Herniated Disc Case is Variable

A bulging disc is exactly that. It is simply bulging but not broken.  A herniated disc means that the disc pad itself has broken or ruptured and the disc fluid is protruding outside of the disc space. This may result in the fluid impinging on a nerve or the spinal cord.  If this exists, then that may require surgery. Something needs to be done to remove the fluid. 

Surgery of this type in the Fairfax, Virginia area can vary in cost. However the bills are going to be in the range of $25,000.

A partial disc removal in some cases may result in a permanent partial disability rating. This could have an impact on the value of any case. A total disc removal will result in a permanent disabilty rating. A fusion of adjoining discs is more dramatic than the other procedures discussed. This too will result in some permanent disability.

In the Northern Virginia area, assuming the above facts and assuming medical bills over $50,000 the case would likely have a value somewhere in the low six figure range. 

Call, or contact us for a free consult. See the other pages on this site dealing with personal injury for more information. See also the pages on Wikipedia

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