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By Jim Adler May 17, 2016

Back surgery and spine injuries are a major cost for many Americans — Americans who may need personal injury lawyers such as those from Jim Adler & Associates to claim payments to which they are legally entitled when harmed by someone else’s negligence.

Of course, not all spinal injuries are due to negligence, and not all affect everyday Americans. According to Becker’s Healthcare, here are some famous persons’ spine injuries to show you that a back injury can happen to anyone:

John F. Kennedy

In 1954, six years before he was elected president, Sen. John F. Kennedy had spine surgery which almost killed him. Kennedy had suffered much back pain due to injuries from playing football and serving in World War II, and he had a vertebrae collapse while in his 30s.

After spinal surgery in 1954, Kennedy suffered postoperative coma and septicemia. He had five surgical procedures in all for back pain, dating to 1957. As president he wore a back brace and, in private, sometimes used crutches.

Peyton Manning

The star National Football League quarterback had several spine surgeries during his long career. One such surgery was believed to have almost cost him an early exit from the gridiron stage.

In 2011, while with the Indianapolis Colts, Manning had a single-level anterior cervical fusion for a disc herniation. Following his one year of recovery, the Colts abandoned Manning, who then signed with the Denver Broncos and, in 2016, won his second Super Bowl.

During his playing career, Manning also had two surgical procedures for a bulging disc in his cervical spine.

Gov. Rick Perry

The former Texas governor had spine surgery in 2011 at a Houston medical day spa, in which  stem cells were used for healing. Perry reportedly later blamed the then-rare procedure for gaffes which ultimately led to his presidential campaigns’ failures.

Jennifer Grey

Actress Jennifer Grey, best known for co-starring with Houston’s Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, had to be hospitalized prior to her final appearance as a celebrity contestant on Dancing With the Stars in 2010.

Grey had a ruptured disc in her back and later had four neck surgeries. She later described herself as “pain free.”

Grey had experienced back pain since a 1987 car accident in Ireland with then-boyfriend Matthew Broderick, in which a woman and her daughter were killed. Dirty Dancing was released days afterward. Grey became “America’s sweetheart” while recovering from her back injuries.

Dwight Howard

Before becoming a center for the Houston Rockets, star National Basketball Association player Dwight Howard had spine surgery in 2012 while a player with the Orlando Magic.

Howard had a minimally invasive procedure for disc herniation following a failed non-surgical treatment.

Though Howard has struggled at times with injuries in his career, it’s believed that his spine surgery was successful.

George W. Bush

Another Houstonian, former President George W. Bush, had back surgery for a continuing disc problem and spent much of January 2013 recovering.

Bush’s spine surgery wasn’t revealed for several months after it occurred. Also in 2013 he had heart surgery, and in 2014 he had knee replacement surgery.

Contact Jim Adler

If you or a family member suffered a spine injury due to someone else’s negligence, notify Jim Adler & Associates today. We can provide you with an injury attorney to help you claim payments for your losses.

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Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
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Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.
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