Hello, new to the group. I just found this web-site, for obvious reasons. In 2001 I injured my back and this past January I had a relitivley new procedure done - a complete disc replacement. I now have a titanium disc in my spine. There is not much of a standard regarding this treatment. Today I was offered through my lawyer just over 60k. After his cut I will receive approx. 50k. That is a lot of money, but for 5 years of pain/suffering, spinal injections, therapy, much travel and the INCREDIBLE pain of the surgery, it sure don't seem like a lot. The offer = 25% disability. According to my lawyer, it's "in the ballpark" what I shoudl expect, though the final decision is up to me. If I settle, that closes the book. If I go to trial, then I risk getting more or less while the medical stays open.