LeBlanc v. DOTD

Summary

LeBlanc v. DOTD, 974 So.2d 703 (5th Circuit) , LA ,   2007,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

jury

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

29th Judicial District

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

13 surgeries within 8 months; leg amputation below the knee, rod inserted into femur; several foot surgeries; crushing injury to his thumb, hand injury

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 :

$1,550,000

Past Medicals :

$379,000

Future Medicals :

$1,100,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$2,000

Other Damages :

$586,000

Total :

$3,617,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Man involved in a car accident sustained injuries to his left lower leg, right hand, right femur fracture and multiple fractures of the right foot.

Award Reason :

Jury awarded $1,000,000 in general damages, $550,000 in loss of enjoyment of life, $379,000 in past medical expenses, $1,100,000 in future medical expenses, $115,000 in past lost wages and $471,000 in future lost wages. Man's wife was awarded $200,000 in loss of consortium. The awards were all agreed with on appeal.