Hollingsworth v. Bowers

Summary

Hollingsworth v. Bowers, 690 So.2d 825 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   1996,   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

Left shoulder brachialplexus nerve damage, loss of motor & sensory skills in left arm, loss of motor & sensory skills in left hand.

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 :

$250,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$250,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiffs, parents of a newborn, filed a medical malpractice suit for damages to their newborn baby.

Award Reason :

The damage award reduced from $500,000 due to the statutory cap. The newborn baby's injuries were permanent for life.