Holloway v. State

Summary

Holloway v. State, 66 So.3d 1222 (4th Circuit) , LA ,   2011,   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

wrongful death; sepsis; cellulitis; pneumonia

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$500,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$500,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

66-year old man died after contracting sepsis with shock as a consequence of abdominal wall cellulitis and pneumonia fives days following his initial visit to the emergency room.

Award Reason :

Court awarded the plaintiff's widow $350,000 and each of his five children $250,000 each in wrongful death damages. Awards were reduced to $500,000 pursuant to the Medical Malpractice Cap.