Dupas v. Travelers Property Cas. Ins. Co.

Summary

Dupas v. Travelers Property Cas. Ins. Co., 762 So.2d 127 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2000,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

12th Judicial District

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

ruptured Achilles tendon

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

6-12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$22,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$3,000

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$25,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Sixty-eight year old woman involved in a trip and fall accident sustained injuries of her right foot Achilles tendon. Treatment included her leg and foot to be placed in a cast for 5 weeks and the use of crutches. She was later switched to a walking cast and treated for another 5 months until it resolved. 

Award Reason :

The court awarded $22,000 in general damages and her husband was awarded $3,000 in loss of consortium damages.