T.S vs. L.B
Posted on December 15th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
$125,000 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT-JURY TRIAL
Plaintiff was rear-ended in a motor vehicle crash and sought treatment with her family care physician the next morning. As the days progress, she developed pain in her neck and it was discovered by her orthopedic surgeon that she had disc bulges at the C4-5 and C5-6. After conservative treatment and exhaustion of all non-surgical remedies, it was determined that only surgery would be beneficial for a two-level anterior discectomy at C4-5 and C5-6.
Plaintiff did not present evidence of past medical bills or lost wages, but only submitted costs of the possibility of future neck surgery. Her family physician stated Plaintiff denied neck pain the day after the crash, but her orthopedic surgeon discovered disc bulges at two levels.
St. Louis County jury voted unanimously to award the plaintiff $125,000.