Quinn v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Summary

Quinn v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 774 So.2d 1093 (2nd 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

Labral shoulder tear, torn rotator cuff, bursitis.

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

6-12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$150,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$18,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$66,000

Total :

$234,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, a 42 year-old female, was injured in the defendant Wal-Mart department store when a television weighing over 100 pounds fell on her. Plaintiff required surgery to fix the damage and injuries caused.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff was in pain for over four years following the accident and had to pursue a new job path. Plaintiff required past surgeries to fix her condition and will more than likely require future surgical procedures as well. On appeal, the future medical expenses were reduced from $25,000.