December, 2020 – Stewart J. Miller settled a consolidated lawsuit for our 43-year old nursing assistant client, for a combined sum of $110,000, for two accidents, June 2017 and October 2018, following court-mandated arbitration. Although our client had lost several months from her job on both occasions after these accidents, she recovered short-term disability through her employment on each occasion. Her MRI and EMG findings of multiple herniated discs led to significant chiropractic care, physical therapy, diagnostic testing, multiple epidural injections to her spine, and an arthroscopic right shoulder surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. While liability was acknowledged in the case, the permanency of her injuries was hotly contested by the various defendants, pursuant to NJ’s Limitation on Lawsuit (verbal) Threshold law, as it was contended that some of her spinal issues were pre-existing due to work-related events and care, and she had returned to full-time employment.
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