Bienvenu v. Dudley

Summary

Bienvenu v. Dudley, 682 So.2d 281 (1st Circuit) , LA ,   1995,   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

Wrist fracture, broken wrist, hip pain, sacroiliac joint damage (hip),

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

< 6 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$85,000

Past Medicals :

$8,200

Future Medicals :

$11,800

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$10,000

Total :

$115,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, male, suffered multiple bodily injuries in a vehicle collision. Plaintiff had to visit the hospital following the accident, and he filed suit for damages thereafter.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff was still suffering pain and injuries two years following the accident. He also had to miss school and work while he was initially recovering from the accident. In addition to the $85,000 for physical injuries and mental anguish, plaintiff also awarded $10,000 in exemplary damages.