LeBlanc v. St.Paul Fire and Marine Insurance co.

Summary

LeBlanc v. St.Paul Fire and Marine Insurance co., 772 So.2d 133 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2000,   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

Impaired vision, double vision, Graves Disease (thyroid).

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$450,000

Past Medicals :

$31,321

Future Medicals :

$50,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$60,000

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$591,321

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, female, sought treatment from a doctor for weight loss. The doctor prescribed pills which led to plaintiff developing a thyroid condition and vision issues.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff has been subjected to embarrassment due to her injuries, causing her to scale back on any outdoor activities, including coaching her children's soccer team. Plaintiff awarded $250,000 for physical and mental pain and suffering, $100,000 for disability, and $100,000 for disfigurement. Plaintiff's husband and her two children were each awarded $20,000 for loss of consortium.