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$120,000 - Drunk driver causes major accident injuries
$120,000 - Settlement for a passenger in who was struck on the driver's side by a drunk driver. The vehicle was totaled as a result of the Ohio drunk driving car accident. The at-fault party was cited for running the red light and driving under the influence. He was again stopped on January 27, 2009 for 2nd DUI violation and had a warrant for his arrest, obviously having complete disregard for the safety of others and apparently not changing his driving habits after this accident.
Following the accident, our client was transferred by ambulance to Flower Hospital. He was experiencing back pain and x-rays were ordered of the lumbar and thoracic spine. The X-rays revealed that a CT was recommended. He was given some pain medication and instructions to follow-up with his family physician.
Later that evening, our started having increased chest pain and sought treatment at St. Anne's Mercy Hospital. X-Rays and CT were done of the chest and liver. His back x-rays were looked at again and he was found to be suffering from fractured right 8th and 9th rib, fractured L1 and a musculoskeletal strain. He was given some pain medication and instructed to follow-up with his family physician.
Two days later, our client went to his family physician, Kristen Woodard, M.D. She took him off work and prescribed a pain medication. She referred him to an orthopedic specialist for consultation on his back.
Our client was then seen by Dr. Nabil Ebraheim. Dr. Ebraheim noted that he was suffering from a mid thoracic vertebral fracture and thought it could heal without surgery. He prescribed a thoracolumbacral orthosis and brace. He also ordered a MRI and instructed him to return for follow-up. Suring the MRI follow-up, the MRI showed T8, T9, T11 and L1 compression fractures. Dr. Ebraheim advised him to continue to use the brace and stay off work. He again returned to Dr. Ebraheim with complaints of lower back pain. He was given a pain injection and kept off work. He was also referred to physical therapy.
Our client was also treated at Glass City Injury & Rehab for five months. His treatment consisted of heat/ice, electrical muscle stimulation, and exercise and manual therapy.
After returning to Dr. Ebraheim again, he was instructed not to wear the brace. He was given a slip to return to work and to slowly begin to increase his activity level. Our client did have to return to the emergency room once following the removal of the back brace. He was given some pain medication and released.
X-Rays were again taken ifor comparison with priors. Dr. Ebraheim noted that they appeared healed and that our should continue physical therapy. He also prescribed a lumbar corset to wear while he is transiting back to work. On his visit again the next month, our client complained of pain in his left hip. A MRI imaging arthrogram of the left hip was ordered and he was given a pain injection. He returned again a month later and received a trigger point pain injection for the continued left sacroiliac joint pain. He was referred to pain management for any follow-up needed.