You were in such pain. It was discouraging and debilitating. As your last resort, you opted for spinal fusion. Your doctor said it would relieve most of the pain and allow you to function again. Your doctor was wrong — you just swapped one pain for another. We will fight for compensation to pay current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Spinal fusion is where two or more vertebrae are permanently joined,
preventing movement between those segments of your spine. This can be advantageous if movement and instability is what caused your back pain, but it does make life more difficult. After surgery, you will be taught how to sit, stand, walk, and move in a way that keeps your spine aligned.
Risks of Spinal Fusion
Any surgery has risks. The main ones are:
- Blood Clots in the Legs
- Respiratory / Breathing Problems
- Heart Attack
- Blood Loss
- Severe Reaction to Medications
Additional surgical risks with spinal fusion are:
- Damage to the spinal nerve is possible. This can cause muscle weakness, loss of sensation, tingling nerve pain in lower extremities, and even problems with muscles in bowels and bladder.
- Infection may develop in the vertebral bones or in the wound itself.
- Complications may arise from stress caused to the spinal column on either side of the spinal fusion.
The Spokane, Washington Law Firm of Robert Hahn is one of the leading firms in the area of Personal Injury Law. Our personal Injury clients have the peace of mind in knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced Plaintiffs injury attorney. Our aggressive representation and extensive experience has earned the firm of Robert C. Hahn, III, a stellar reputation for excellence in the representation of injured people. Robert Hahn’s goal is to provide excellent service by a highly experienced lawyer and legal professionals at an affordable fee.
After helping hundreds of injured people ranging from complex litigation to simple settlement of claims in Spokane and surrounding areas, Spokane Attorney Robert Hahn has the background to explain your alternatives and suggest a solution to your injury difficulties.If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, make sure that the attorneys you are considering practice in personal injury law because you need a law firm that deals with these issues on a daily basis.