Parfait v. Transocean Offshore, Inc.

Summary

Parfait v. Transocean Offshore, Inc., 950 So.2d 8 (4th Circuit) , LA ,   2007,   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

fractured wrist; five surgeries; torn medial meniscus in both knees; surgery on both knees; continued pain in wrist and both knees; severe depression; future psychological treatment necessary

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$300,000

Past Medicals :

$5,994

Future Medicals :

$100,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$275,035

Total :

$681,029

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Man involved in a fall accident sustained injuries of a torn medial meniscus in both knees and a fractured wrist.

Award Reason :

Jury originally awarded $1,000,000 in general damages, $5,994 in past medical expenses, $250,000 in future medical expenses, $125,035 in past lost wages and $300,000 in future lost earning capacity. Appellate court amended the awards as followed: $300,000 in general damages, $5,994 in past medical expenses, $100,000 in future medical expenses, $125,035 in past lost wages and $150,000 in future loss wages and earning capacity. Appellate court noted the man recovered a substantial amount for future loss wages as a result he wold have recovered twice the amount of future lost wages.