AMA 5th Edition Impairment is needed for a San Diego Soft Tissue Case
A San Diego man suffers an AMA Impairment from a car accident...
San Diego Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer Mark C. Blane represented a gentleman who sustained soft-tissue type injuries from a San Diego car accident, but the injuries were great enough to support an AMA Impairment finding. First, what are the AMA guidelines?
The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition dictates the amount of impairment of an individual subsequent to an injury. This is the standard for all health care professionals, and as such serves as the standard of care for any expert used in a trial.
In this particular case, the medical doctor found a 5% Cervical Spine Impairment, 6% Lower Extremeties, Knees Impairment, & 15% Sleep Disorder Impairment, utilizing the DRE Method under the AMA 5th Edition Guidelines. Mr. Blane effectively used the impairment findings on the soft tissue case to achieve a $58,287.35 settlement for the client.