Dufrene v. Willingham

Summary

Dufrene v. Willingham, 721 So.2d 1026 (5th Circuit) , LA ,   1998,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Facial fracture, eye nerve damage, nasal damage, fracture rib, leg fracture, leg lacerations.

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$910,000

Past Medicals :

$143,461

Future Medicals :

$7,500

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$831,720

Total :

$1,892,681

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, female, injured in a car accident when her vehicle was hit head on by another vehicle that jumped a median in a turning lane due to unsafe highway conditions.

Award Reason :

Damages awarded for past and future pain and suffering and also for permanent facial injuries and disability for the numerous surgeries she had to receive. Plaintiff also awarded $513,747 for loss of future support and $317,973 for past support.