Facet Joint Injury to the Neck Caused by Car Crash ($75,000)
A 27 year old woman was injured when she was rear-ended by a garbage truck, while in the course and scope of her employment. She had neck and upper back pain, which was initially thought to be soft tissue in nature. However, Denise Fullerton was able to have her client evaluated by a specialist who determined that she was actually suffering from facet joint injuries. She received radiofrequency facet neurotomies (RFN) which provided her with a great deal of relief, although she continues to suffer some ongoing complaints. Her medical expenses were covered by her workers’ compensation insurer. Ms. Fullerton was able to secure a $75,000 settlement on a Naig Release for her client.