LebLanc v. Stevenson

Summary

LebLanc v. Stevenson, 770 So.2d 766 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2000,   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

Amputated finger, torn finger muscles, torn finger tendons.

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$100,000

Past Medicals :

$13,000

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$113,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, a 37 year-old male, injured his finger and it had to be amputated trying to pull out a truck that had become stuck in the mud.

Award Reason :

State Supreme Court decision. Plaintiff had to undergo several surgical procedures and was in severe pain. Plaintiff loss about 80% use of his hand. Plaintiff was also a carpenter. As a result of his injury, plaintiff could hardly play with his children and he and his wife had separated. The State Supreme Court affirmed all damages except reversed future earnings damages.