We represented a CNA (certified nursing assistant) who worked at an Iowa nursing home sustained a lower back injury while trying to prevent a resident from falling. She was sent for an MRI which showed problems with the discs in her back, so she was referred onto a surgeon in Omaha. The surgeon recommended a laminectomy surgery which she had. The surgery relieved most of her leg pain, but her back pain persisted despite months of physical therapy. She did go back to light duty work for the nursing home, but when her doctor recommended a 25-pound permanent lifting restriction, her employer decided that they no longer wanted to accommodate her. Ultimately, her employment was terminated and we filed a petition for workers' compensation benefits. We were able to reach a settlement of $200,000 during a mediation which will allow her to move on with her life.
by Corey Walker
With over 25 years legal experience, Corey has been recognized for his work as an injury attorney.