Glasper v. Henry

Summary

Glasper v. Henry, 589 So.2d 1173 (4th Circuit) , LA ,   1991,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

Civil District Court (Orleans)

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

musculoliga-entous injury, cervical strain, lumbar strain, cervical arthrograms, neurotomy, post-concussion surgery, fractured leg, thoracic outlet syndrome

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$200,000

Past Medicals :

$17,126

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$18,000

Total :

$235,126

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff was involved in a three vehicle collision, including with a marked police car unit. Plaintiff was a passenger and was thrown from the vehicle and rendered unconscious. She sustained a closed-head injury post-concussion syndrome, a musculoliga-entous injury to the cervical and lumbar region, and a fracture of the right tibia and fibula. She required cervical medial branch neurotomy surgery.

Award Reason :

The appellate court affirmed the trial court's decision to award damages to the plaintiff and noted that the plaintiff's injuries were serious enough that they will worsen over time. The plaintiff received $200,000 in general damages, $17,125.57 in medical expenses and $18,000 in lost wages.