Adams v. Chenault

Summary

Adams v. Chenault, 836 So.2d 1193 (2nd Circuit) , LA ,   2003,   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

Migraine headaches, burning sensation in neck, shoulder abrasions, neck pain, back pain, strained neck, post-traumatic cervical strain,

Tissue :

soft Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

soft Tissue

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$45,000

Past Medicals :

$32,292

Future Medicals :

$5,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$82,292

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, female, injured in a car accident. She was a passenger in her father's car when the vehicle was hit by an out of control 18 wheeler.

Award Reason :

Awards for general damages and future medical expenses reduced on appeal due to plaintiff's own behavior. It was found that her abuse of narcotic pain reliever medication worsened her condition.