Young v. Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co.

Summary

Young v. Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co., 725 So.2d 539 (5th Circuit) , LA ,   1998,   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

Shoulder injury, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus nerve damage, mental anguish, witnessing injury to child.

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

no

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$113,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$113,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiffs, parents of a newborn, brought suit for a shoulder injury their daughter received during childbirth.

Award Reason :

The daughter would have effects of the shoulder injury through out the rest of her life, and she was awarded $100,000 for her physical injuries. The mother was awarded $10,000 for mental anguish and the father was awarded $3,000 for his mental anguish, with the rational being the parents would be afraid of harm to their daughter and a worsening of her condition through the remainder of her lifetime.