Schindler v. Harrah's Las Vegas, Inc.

Summary

Schindler v. Harrah's Las Vegas, Inc., 976 So.2d 774 (4th Circuit) , LA ,   2008,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

Dennis R. Bagneris,  Edwin A. Lombard,  Roland L. Belsome,  

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Wrist injury, pre-existing knee injury.

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

< 6 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$7,500

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$7,500

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, male, was apparently injured in a casino by a casino worker pushing a cart when the cart bumped into the back of the plaintiff's chair.

Award Reason :

Court held that plaintiff's wrist injury was aggravated by the casino incident, but the appellate court lowered his damage award to $7,500 ($2,500 for each month for three months of pain). The court held the knee injury was completely unrelated ot the casino incident and therefore denied him recovery for injuries pertaining to his knee.