|Suit Reason :
Man was rear-ended and treated for a herniated disc. Conservative treatment and therapy did help temporarily but six months later, the effects wore off and the plaintiff experienced numbness in his fingers, tingling sensations, a large knot in his back and sharp pains in his neck. Physicians predicted he would likely experience pain well into the future and would need injections throughout the year for on a yearly basis.
|Award Reason :
Jury awarded $35,000 in general damages, $25,000 in past medicals, $85,000 in future medicals, and $7,500 for the spouse’s loss of consortium. The trial court granted a JNOV for an additional $100,000 for future pain and suffering.