Dugas v. Derouen

Summary

Dugas v. Derouen, 824 So.2d 475 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2002,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

16th Judicial District (Iberia)

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

broken rib; cervical strain or sprain; aggravation of pre-existing lumbar disc condition; TMJ condition; residual future pain

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

< 6 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$70,000

Past Medicals :

$20,095

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$90,095

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, a 61 year-old female, injured in a automobile accident. The accident caused plaintiff injuries and aggravated a previous back condition she had.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff was able to recover from her injuries prior to trial. Also, at trial, doctors testified that plaintiff should not incur any future medical expenses. Trial court judge awarded $70,000 in general damages and $20,095 in past medical. Appellate court agreed.