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What Is the Average Settlement for Spinal Stenosis?

The average settlement for spinal stenosis is not a publicly available figure. Lawyers may negotiate settlements in a private manner, and the results of negotiations are not always made public.

Even if there was a database of spinal stenosis settlements, it would not be relevant to your case. Any settlement that you receive will be based on the specific facts of your case. The results of other cases are not relevant.

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column, according to Healthline.

What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?

Healthline also notes that symptoms of spinal stenosis are:

  • Weakness in your extremities
  • Lower back pain
  • Numbness in certain parts of your body
  • Problems with your balance

These symptoms may interfere with physical activity, your ability to maintain certain types of employment, and your ability to enjoy life.

What does a Settlement for Spinal Stenosis Cover?

Civil settlements generally depend on a victim’s specific losses. Any settlement that your lawyer obtains for your spinal stenosis may cover:

The Cost of Diagnosing Your Spinal Stenosis

Mayo Clinic details the possible steps for diagnosing spinal stenosis, which may include:

  • X-rays to reveal changes in your bone structure
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reveal damage to soft tissues
  • A CT scan, which may be a substitute for an MRI
  • A CT myelogram, which involves color contrast and could be more expensive than a regular CT scan

These imaging services cost money. There is also a cost for a doctor to interpret imaging results and conduct any necessary examination.

The Cost of Treating Your Spinal Stenosis

Mayo Clinic also details possible treatment for spinal stenosis, which includes:

  • Pain relievers, opioids, antidepressants, and other medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Procedures to decompress your spine
  • Laminoplasty, laminectomy, and other surgeries
  • Massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and acupuncture

Spinal stenosis may also require modifications to your home and vehicle. You may also need equipment to help you get around.

Professional Damages Are Compensable

Spinal stenosis may:

  • Prevent you from working permanently or temporarily
  • Deprive you of your normal wages
  • Deprive you of performance bonuses
  • Reduce your earning power
  • Prevent you from obtaining promotions
  • Reduce your productivity

Our team will account for such losses as we negotiate a settlement.

Pain and Suffering

A settlement for spinal stenosis may include compensation for pain and suffering. Our team will seek coverage for any of the following damages:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychological trauma
  • Physical pain from your spinal stenosis
  • Lost quality of life
  • Any other forms of pain and suffering

Spinal stenosis may get worse with time. Any settlement should account for not only current damages but future harm as well.

What Are the Possible Causes of Spinal Stenosis?

Though spinal stenosis can be naturally occurring, it can also result from trauma. Therefore, possible causes of spinal stenosis include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • A medical error
  • Trip-and-fall accidents
  • Physical altercations
  • Any other instance of physical trauma

These events may be cause for a lawsuit or insurance claim.

Who Is Liable for Your Losses?

Liability depends on the circumstances of your spinal stenosis. Negligent parties are generally liable for any harm that they cause.

Someone is generally negligent if:

  • They owed you a duty to act reasonably (duty of care).
  • They violated their duty of care to you.
  • Their breach of duty of care caused harm to you.
  • You can prove a link between the breach of duty of care and your losses.

Per the American Bar Association (ABA), intent is not necessary to prove negligence. Someone simply needs to act unreasonably to be negligent. If they cause harm, the negligent party may owe you compensation.

Can a Lawyer Obtain Compensation for Your Medical Malpractice-Related Injuries?

They may be able to. Our firm will pursue all of the compensation that you deserve. As someone suffering from spinal stenosis, you may hire a lawyer because:

  • You are unsure whether you deserve compensation.
  • You are uncomfortable with lawsuits or insurance claims.
  • You value a lawyer’s training and experience.
  • You want to focus on your recovery.

Our firm handles every step of your case. From gathering facts to interviewing witnesses and negotiating a settlement, your lawyer will do it all. You should have no concern except for your own health.

Hiring a lawyer may cost you nothing out-of-pocket. Our firm accepts cases without charging an upfront fee. Our team only receives our payment if your lawyer wins your case.

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With no financial risk or obligations, you should call Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free consultation. Call in the Strong Arm to fight for you.

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Ted Lyon

Born in Terrell, Texas, Attorney Ted Lyon, a partner of Loncar Lyon Jenkins, attended East texas State University, now Texas A&M at Commerce, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in political science. Working as a police officer, Attorney Lyon paid his way through undergraduate school, followed by attendance at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Learn More

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