A systematic approach to clinical determinations of causation in symptomatic spinal disk injury following motor vehicle crash trauma.

@article{Freeman2009ASA,
  title={A systematic approach to clinical determinations of causation in symptomatic spinal disk injury following motor vehicle crash trauma.},
  author={Michael Freeman and Christopher J. Centeno and Sean S. Kohles},
  journal={PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={1 10},
  pages={
          951-6
        }
}
Clinical determinations of causation in cases of intervertebral disk (IVD) injury after a motor vehicle crash (MVC) are often disputed in medicolegal settings. No published systematic guidelines exist for making such determinations, which has resulted in infringement by nonclinical personnel into injury causation evaluations, a traditionally clinical activity. The result is causal determinations that are potentially disconnected from clinical observations of injury. The purpose of this review… CONTINUE READING