Outcome: Client was awarded $71,000.
Description: Client suffered lumbar damage that required surgery after picking up a metal rail. Diagnostic studies showed a small disc herniation, disc degeneration, and neuroforaminal stenosis. He had physical therapy as well as multiple lumbar epidural steroid injections with temporary symptom alleviation only. As a last resort, he underwent percutaneous L5-S1 posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery. There were many complicating factors in this case.