LeBlanc v. Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.

Summary

LeBlanc v. Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., 746 So.2d 665 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   1999,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

15th Judicial District (Lafayette)

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

2 carpal tunnel release surgeries, 2 lumbar surgeries; 2 cervical surgeries

Tissue :

soft Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

soft Tissue

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$250,000

Past Medicals :

$100,000

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$5,000

Other Damages :

$206,138

Total :

$561,138

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Man involved in car accident sustained injuries of the neck and back. Doctor diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome in both arms. Man was treated by multiple doctors and had 6 surgeries.

Award Reason :

Jury awarded $153,000 in general damages, $100,000 past medical expenses, $144,000 loss of past wages, $51,000 loss of future earning capacity, $11,000 loss of employment benefits and $0 in loss of military retirement. Appellate court increased award to $250,000 in general damages, $20,000 loss of consortium damages and all 3 children were awarded $10,000 in loss of consortium and loss of employment benefits were increased to $11,138 and includes additional health coverage.