Squibb v. Century Group, Inc.

Summary

Squibb v. Century Group, Inc., 824 So.2d 361 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2002,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

jury

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

fractured humerus and wrist; bimalleolar ankle fracture; dislocated shoulder with avulsion fracture of greater tuberosity; multiple surgeries including wrist fusion; furutre surgery; irritable bowel syndrome; will suffer physical pain remainder of life

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$1,590,000

Past Medicals :

$141,000

Future Medicals :

$325,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$343,000

Total :

$2,399,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Man involved in a motorcycle accident sustained injuries of fractured humerus, wrist, bimalleolar ankle fracture, dislocated shoulder with avulsion fracture of greater tuberosity and irritable bower syndrome.

Award Reason :

Jury awarded $1,000,000 in past and future pain and suffering for physical and mental, $300,000 in past and future lost of enjoyment of life, $250,000 in permanent disability and $15,000 in permanent disfigurement bringing the total general damages to $1,565,000. Appellate court awarded $1.59 million in general damages, $141,000 in past medical expenses, $325,000 in future medical expenses, $43,000 in past loss of wages and $300,000 in future loss of wages. Appellate court agreed.