Different expert here.
Where serious medical issues are concerned, $100,000 is chump change. One spinal surgery can completely wipe out that amount. The question is whether or not you have financial resources that permit you to continue without insurance from the workers' comp system. If you can, then maybe $100,000 is a reasonable settlement. If not, then settlement is ultimately a loser for someone your age, because you almost certainly will need additional spinal surgery in the future, and when you do, that will be the end of your settlement value.
Re the lawsuit concerning the medical device, you can't sue for damages caused by the device itself -- it's barred under federal/FDA law. You can only sue the physician for negligent use or installation/implantation of the device.
You say that you believe the device and not the physician is at fault. If so, then you have no case whatsoever for personal injury (unless you can show that the manufacturer defrauded the FDA in obtaining the device approval).
Hope this helps.
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