Plaintiffs in general fare rather poorly in litigation cases when trauma is responsible for the aggravation of their arthritic condition. The inadequate rewards are usually due to the poor presentation of the claimant's case to the judge and jury. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate some of the disabling results that trauma inflicts on victims of arthritis of the spinal column, and to discuss adjudication of these cases, as well as suggested therapy by means of x-rays.
Louis J. Gelber, The Injured Arthritic: His Medico-Legal Rights, 17 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 228 (1968)