Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, an accident at work, or a slip, trip or fall accident – a diagnosis of spinal injury, and the subsequent recommendation for spinal fusion surgery can be terrifying. Ensuring that the parties responsible for your injuries seems like an insurmountable task as you prepare and recover from major surgery. Our team at The Kalka Law Group is here to help. Our team of lawyers, investigators, accident reconstruction experts, and medical experts are here to ensure you’re receiving the compensation you need to ensure top-quality care. Our demonstrated history of successful case outcomes in assisting accident victims illustrates The Kalka Law Group as your dependable ally in maneuvering through the legal complexities of your settlement.

 

How Much Money Can You Get From a Spinal Fusion Surgery Lawsuit Settlement in Georgia?

Every spinal injury is unique, making it impossible to pinpoint an average value for a spinal fusion case. Forget those online settlement calculators – they’re just clickbait and won’t accurately reflect your individual situation.

Want a clearer picture of potential compensation? You can look at the past cases from our team here in Georgia – we’ve shared some examples below. Based on those examples shared on this page, the average spinal fusion injury settlements range from $245,000 to $2,250,000, but remember, each case is unique, and the final figure depends on specific circumstances.

For a true and accurate assessment of your case’s value, connect with a skilled spinal fusion injury lawyer in your area. At Kalka Law Group, our highly-rated attorneys have a solid track record of success in representing clients with spinal fusion injuries. We understand the intricacies of these cases and the challenges you face. We’ll dedicate ourselves to thoroughly investigating your claim, gathering evidence, and building a robust case on your behalf.

If you’ve sustained a spinal fusion injury, don’t hesitate to contact Kalka Law Group for a free consultation. We’ll gladly review your case and discuss your legal options.

 

Recent Examples – How Much Money Can You Get From A Spinal Fusion Surgery Lawsuit Settlement?

Georgia Spinal Fusion Lawsuit Settlement – $2,250,000 – Charter Bus Accident With Spinal Fusion Surgery in Georgia

While driving south on I-75 in Marietta, our client was hit by a charter bus that changed lanes without noticing slowed traffic. This caused a five-car accident that left our client with serious neck, back, and ankle injuries requiring cervical and lumbar spine surgical fusions. He hasn’t been able to return to work since.

Our attorney, Mr. Kalka, investigated and discovered the bus company had prior safety violations, potentially contributing to the crash. Despite the bus company and their insurance denying responsibility, Mr. Kalka secured a $2.25 million settlement for our client to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and his wife’s impacted involvement in their marriage.

Georgia Spinal Fusion Commercial Vehicle Accident Settlement – $575,000 – Neck Fusion Settlement in Georgia

A commercial vehicle was operating recklessly and hit our client, causing a neck injury. Our client had to have discs in their neck fused as a result of the accident. Our team investigated and negotiated a $575,000 settlement from the commercial vehicle’s insurance company.

Georgia Rideshare Accident Spinal Fusion Lawsuit Settlement – $395,000 – Neck Fusion Settlement

Our client was riding as a passenger in a ride-share vehicle (like Uber or Lyft) when they were involved in a major accident. They needed neck, back, and carpal tunnel surgery, multiple injections, cervical spine fusion was recommended. Our team negotiated with the ride-share insurance company and obtained a $395,000 settlement.

Georgia Spinal Fusion Car Accident Settlement – $245,000 – Georgia Neck Fusion Surgery Due to Rear-End Accident

Our client, who works in HVAC replacement and has a history of neck issues, was rear-ended in Hall County. The accident caused whiplash, which wouldn’t improve despite treatment from his doctor and a chiropractor. A neurologist then recommended surgery to fuse vertebrae C4, C5, C6, and C7 in his neck. After the surgery, the case went to mediation, where attorney Tony Kalka secured a settlement of $245,000 to cover medical expenses and lost wages.

 

What Is Spinal Fusion Surgery in Georgia and When Is it Needed?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that permanently joins two or more vertebrae in the spine together. The vertebrae are the individual bones that make up the spinal column. They are separated by discs, which act as cushions and shock absorbers. Spinal fusion is typically used to treat conditions that cause pain, instability, or deformity of the spine.

Here are some of the most common accident injuries that may require spinal fusion surgery:

  • Spondylolisthesis: This is a condition in which one vertebra slips forward onto the vertebra below it.
  • Fractures: Spinal fusion can be used to repair fractures of the vertebrae.

Spinal fusion surgery is a major surgery, and it is not a decision that should be taken lightly. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the surgery with your doctor before making a decision.

Is Spinal Fusion A Permanent Injury?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that permanently joins two or more vertebrae in your spine. While the surgery itself is permanent, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a permanent injury. The outcome depends on several factors, including:

  • The reason for the surgery: Spinal fusion is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis. The severity of your condition and how much pain it causes will influence how much you benefit from the surgery.
  • The location and extent of the fusion: The location of the fused vertebrae can affect your range of motion and flexibility. The more vertebrae that are fused, the less mobile your spine will be in that area.
  • Your individual healing process: Everyone heals at their own pace. Some people may regain full mobility after spinal fusion, while others may have some permanent limitations.

That being said, there are some potential permanent changes you can experience after spinal fusion, such as:

  • Loss of mobility and flexibility: The fused vertebrae will no longer be able to move independently. This can limit your ability to bend, twist, and turn your spine.
  • Increased stress on other parts of your spine: The fused area of your spine will be more rigid, which can put additional stress on the vertebrae above and below the fusion. This can lead to pain and arthritis in these areas over time.
  • Pain at the fusion site: Some people experience ongoing pain at the site of the fusion. This can be caused by scar tissue, irritation of the nerves, or problems with the hardware used in the surgery.

If you’ve been in an accident, either at work or on your own time, that requires spinal fusion surgery, making sure you’re compensated for not only immediate bills and care – but also future care, costs, and impacts is extremely important. Talking with one of our highly qualified spinal fusion accident specialists can make a big impact on the outcome of your case. Just take a look at the initial offers shared below on some of our case results – they’re incredibly low – and our diligent investigation and negotiation helped our clients out immensely.