A hostess slipped and fell on the wet ceramic tile floor at the restaurant where she worked, resulting in multi-level disc herniations in her back. She retained Diane McNamara soon after she was injured. Over the years, the hostess underwent eight back surgeries. There was significant loss of function in her legs, and the hostess was never able to return to any form of work. Upon expiration of the 500 week maximum wage loss period, Diane McNamara filed a claim for permanent total disability and successfully recovered lifetime wage loss for the seriously injured hostess.