Automobile AccidentOur client was seriously hurt in an auto accident while she was functioning as a vehicle driver. She was a guest in the vehicle when her group chauffeur pounded on the brakes to prevent an accident with an additional car. Our client was thrown onward and also slammed against the interior of the truck. She experienced a severe injury to her neck, which required fusion surgery. Days before the hearing, the insurance company consented to pay $200,000 to settle the case.

What is Double Crush Syndrome?

She also suffered what is called a “double crush” injury to her median nerve. The median nerve runs from the cervical (neck) area of the spine to both wrists. Sometimes when the median nerve in the neck is injured, the injury can cause carpal tunnel in the wrists.

Double crush syndrome is a distinctive compression at two or more areas along the training course of an outer nerve that can coexist and also synergistically enhance sign strength. Additionally, discontentment after therapy at one site may be the outcome of consistent pathology at an additional site along a peripheral nerve. To much better take care of clients’ assumptions, treating experts need to understand the possibility of concomitant cervical radiculopathy as well as carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as the visibility of underlying systemic neuropathy.

Double crush syndrome was originally referred to as two compressive lesions along the course of a solitary peripheral nerve leading to symptomatic pathology; nevertheless, this narrow interpretation is questionable and also insufficient. A full understanding of the disease process remains evasive, although continuing research has expanded our expertise of this appealing pathologic procedure. Present understanding of this sensation thinks about systemic and vascular pathologic aspects as adding components to compressive pathology. Double crush syndrome is a concern that medical professionals must know when reviewing individuals with consolidated signs and symptoms of not only proximal as well as distal nerve compression but also systemic disease as well as polyneuropathy. A combination of patient background, physical exam searchings for, selective radiographic imaging, and electromyography ought to be made use of to medical diagnosis double crush syndrome. Monitoring ought to concentrate on the exact medical diagnosis and also therapy of all contributing pathology.

Unfortunately, that is what happened to our client. The accident and treatment left our client with painful, permanent injuries.

Another Great Result after a Double Crush Injury

We filed a workers’ compensation claim against the trucking company. The company at first refused to pay anything for our client’s permanent injuries. We hired experts and prepared the case for hearing. After seeing that we were prepared to try the case, the company agreed to pay our client $200,000.

The accident happened while our client was at work. We filed a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits under Missouri workers’ compensation law. The insurance company initially refused to pay our client anything claiming that her permanent injuries were not caused by the accident. We hired medical and vocational experts to prepare the case for trial.

The workers’ compensation system provides injured workers with medical care, wage replacement, and payment for permanent injuries that occur on the job. Make sure you know your rights if you are injured on the job. We are happy to help our clients recover the money they are owed.

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