I am from Wisconsin. In November 2000 I underwent a spinal fusion (L5,S1) with BAK cages. When I was gotten out of bed, I discovered I had no feeling from the hip down on my left side. It has been five months since the surgery and some of the feeling has come back, but I also experience a great deal of nerve pain. I have also lost all bladder function. My urologist advised me if it doesn't return in six months, it's lost for good. He also said the longer I go without function, the less likely I'll regain it, so as it looks now, I'm going to have to use a straight catheter for the rest of my life. I've recently had an MRI with contrast, and my neurosurgeon said everything looked in place and he didn't believe that the cages were pressing on a nerve root. He feels the damage occured during the surgery. I realize that there are risks in any surgery, but I was not expecting this! As it stands now, not only am I unable to return to my job as a corrections officer, but I am not able to sit for any length of time, so an administrative job is probably out of the question. This is costing me my job, health insurance, etc. Do I have a case? Please help!