Crews v. Broussard Plumbing and Heating

Summary

Crews v. Broussard Plumbing and Heating, 38 So.3d 1097 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2010,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

32nd Judicial District

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

knee meniscus tear; possible future knee replacement

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 :

$45,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$45,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Woman involved in a slip and fall accident sustained an injury of a separated right knee and ankle. The next day, the woman was treated at a community hospital and continued treatment with a family physician. The doctor recommended several months of physical therapy and diagnosed a meniscus tear of the right knee. She may need a knee replacement because of the severity of the tear. 

Award Reason :

Trial court awarded $45,000 in general damages, no detailed breakdown in the damage was included. The woman claimed $6,475 in medical specials and requested $49,999 in general damages.