Involved in a motor vehicle accident and governed by the verbal threshold, plaintiff, Ortenzio, undergoes electromyography demonstrating right C5 and C6
radiculopathies and bilateral L5 and S1 radiculopathies. A cervical MRI reveals disc bulging at C4-5 through C6-7, but no herniation. An MRI of plaintiff ‘s jaw shows hypermobile condyle with retro-discal inflammation and internal derangement.
Plaintiff, Wachala, also involved in a motor vehicle accident and governed by the verbal threshold, has traumatically displaced discs of the cervical spine at C6-7; traumatically displaced discs of the lumbar spine at L2-3, L3-4; L5-S1; radiculopathy, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic sprain and strain,
cervical sprain and strain, lumbar sprain and strain, myofascial pain syndrome, traumatic cephalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder. A lumbar MRI shows L2-3, L3-4 and L4-5 disc thinning and disc bulging, but no extrusions or herniations. A cervical MRI reveals disc bulging at C6-7, but with no herniations.
Does it not appear that both plaintiffs have the permanent injuries to overcome the verbal threshold?