This case involves a female Plaintiff who injured her back while working in a shipping and receiving center. She presented to her primary care physician complaining of significant pain and was prescribed painkillers and sent home. Over the course of the next few days, the patient complained of worsening pain in her lower back, which had now begun to radiate to her thighs. She returned to her doctor, with additional complaints of difficulty urinating. She was sent for an MRI, which revealed a number of compressed disks in her lower back and a narrowing of her spinal canal. Despite this discovery, the patient was not referred to a neurosurgeon for an extended period of time, and her numbness eventually progressed to permanent paraplegia.