Mark W. Mathys recently secured $1.131 million for a client who sustained a herniated disc injury in a rear-end car crash. The settlement is the largest in DuPage County's history for a spine injury not resulting in paralysis.
Mark T. Schneid from Mathys & Schneid obtained a $1,250,000 recovery for our client who was injured in a motorcycle accident. On July 3, 2011, our 60 year-old client, a trained and certified motorcycle rider, was enjoying a Sunday morning ride on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when a driver of a mini-van pulled away from a stop sign and moved directly in front of him, forcing him to lay the bike down and slide into the side of the mini-van. Our client sustained serious head and spinal cord injuries that required multiple surgeries and a long recovery.
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) affect 450,000 people in the United States with about 10,000 injuries occurring per year. Spinal cord injuries can be more devastating than other back injuries because spinal cord injuries can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved phase one clinical trials for a new treatment designed to help those with severe spinal cord injuries. Researchers are beginning work to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transplanting Schwann cells to help those with paralysis. The trial is the first of its kind in the world.