Traumatic Spinal Injury
A 24 year old young man, working his way up at a fast food establishment, was severely injured when the store was being robbed. He sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia with its related consequences. After a long course of treament in several major trauma hospitals, he underwent extensive rehabilitation at specialized hospitals both in and out of the state of Maryland. After years of medical care and treatment he was able to return to work for a period of time due to the employer's good intentions and the client's strong will. He eventuallystopped working and decided to take college level courses both on site and online. After a lengthy mediation the case was settled for $450,000 in a lump sum and a Medicare Set Aside for medical care over his lifetime valued at over $600,000.