Holloway v. Midland Risk Insurance Co.

Summary

Holloway v. Midland Risk Insurance Co., 832 So.2d 1004 (2nd Circuit) , LA ,   2002,   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

Hand wrist damage, nerve damage hand, severed flexor tendon.

Tissue :

soft Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

6-12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

soft Tissue

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$275,000

Past Medicals :

$66,000

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$10,000

Other Damages :

$20,000

Total :

$371,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, a male fireman, injured his hand while removing a driver from a truck that had caught on fire after a car crash. Hydraulic fluid drenched plaintiff's hand after the hose ruptured and burst spewing fluid everywhere.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff returned to work five months post accident, where after a few months he ran into complications and had to miss four additional months of employment. Plaintiff awarded $16,000 in lost past wages and $4,000 in future lost wages. Plaintiff's spouse awarded $10,000 for loss of consortium, which was the reduced amount by the appellate court.