Cagle v. Harrah's Lake Charles, L.L.C.

Summary

Cagle v. Harrah's Lake Charles, L.L.C., 974 So.2d 34 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2007,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

14th Judicial District

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

lumbar strain; mild radicular symptoms; disc protrusion at L5/S1; umbrosacral radiculopathy

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

no

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$150,000

Past Medicals :

$9,287

Future Medicals :

$80,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$470,000

Total :

$709,287

Case Details

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.