Spangler v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Summary

Spangler v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 673 So.2d 676 (1st Circuit) , LA ,   1996,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

19th Judicial District

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

two cervical fusions; bilateral sacroiliac joint fusion; two lumbar fusions; multiple unsuccessful surgeries; future surgery

Tissue :

soft Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

soft Tissue

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$250,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$20,000

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$270,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, a woman, filed suit after she sustained injuries to her back when she fell while working. Woman required cervical fusion surgery but still complained of pain. More surgery was required.

Award Reason :

Court awarded $64,000 for pain and suffering. The appellate court amended the award to $250,000 in general damages and awarded her husband $20,000 for loss of consortium.