|Suit Reason :
The plaintiff, a woman, slipped and fell while working at a casino and injured her lower back. The doctor diagnosed a lumbar strain with mild radicular symptoms and some disc protrusion at L5/S1 level. An IME doctor found a disc protrusion with lumbrosacral radiculopathy. Plaintiff suffered pain for over five years with significant limitations to her life and would require future surgery
|Award Reason :
At the time of trial the trial court noted the plaintiff was found to be totally disabled and needed future surgery. $150,000 were awarded in general damages as well as past medicals of $9,287. Future medicals were awarded for $80,000. The court also awarded $470,000 for past and future wages.