LeBleu v. Safeway Ins. Co. of Louisiana

Summary

LeBleu v. Safeway Ins. Co. of Louisiana, 824 So.2d 422 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2002,   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

40-50% pneumothorax in lung; acute pain; residual pain; permanent respiratory system disability

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

no

Treatment Length :

6-12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$18,300

Past Medicals :

$2,274

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$425

Total :

$20,999

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Woman involved in car accident sustained injuries of a bruised chest. X-rays diagnosed 40-50% pneumothorax of the left lung, treatment included daily chest x-rays.

Award Reason :

Trial court judge awarded $18,300 in general damages, $2,274 in past and future medical expenses, $425 in past loss of earnings and found woman was hysterical at the accident scene, had acute pain for 3 months with residual pain, permanent disability to her respiratory system and change in her lifestyle. Appellate court agreed.