Scott v. Roberts

Summary

Scott v. Roberts, 856 So.2d 1258 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2003,   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

Shoulder surgery, lumbar herniation, neck spasms.

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

no

Treatment Length :

6-12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$300,000

Past Medicals :

$16,930

Future Medicals :

$45,000

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$25,000

Other Damages :

$43,308

Total :

$430,238

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, female, injured in a car accident.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff was under severe pain form her injuries, though her injuries did not necessitate surgery at the time of trial though future surgery would be a necessity. There were recommendations form doctors that due to the pain plaintiff was in and the fact that her job as a bank teller had her standing on her feet all day, that plaintiff refrain from work in the future. Plaintiff awarded $25,000 for lost future earnings and $18,308 for lost past wages.