Automobile Accident Victim From Sacramento Files Lawsuit For Spinal Injuries, Part 3 of 4

The following blog entry is written to illustrate a common motion filed during civil litigation. Reviewing this kind of filing should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this automobile accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)


Ms. Johnson’s August 19, 2009 lumbar MRI revealed a 3mm right paracentral hernation at L1-2, 2mm annular bulge at L4-5, 3mm central/right paracentral contained hernation at L2-17 and abroad 2mm posterior herniation at L5-S1. Because of the persistent nature of Ms. Johnson’s symptoms, Dr. White referred her to orthopedic surgeon, Edward Long, M.D., and pain management specialist, Roy Greene, M.D., for further evaluation.

Ms. Johnson presented to Dr. Long on November 11, 2009, reporting increased back pain with radiation into her upper and lower extremities and continued headaches and vertigo. Examination revealed tenderness to palpation, decreased range of motion, diminished sensation in the right L5-S 1 dermatome, and positive straight leg test. He diagnosed Ms. Johnson with cervical strain and right lumher radiculitis.

Treatment recomendations following examination included lumber epidural steroid injections and possible lumbar discography.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Ms. Johnson underwent a lumbar epidural steroid injection with fluoroscopy with Roy Greene, M.D., on February 18, 2009. Unfortunately, Ms. Johnson’s headaches and vertigo increased significantly following her injection and after several days of continued symptoms, she was forced to report to the emergency room at University Medical Center. She was diagnosed with acute headache and vertigo and released with medication. (See Part 4 of 4.)

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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