Steed v. Stokes Towing, Co., Inc.

Summary

Steed v. Stokes Towing, Co., Inc., 709 So.2d 790 (5th Circuit) , LA ,   1997,   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

Thumb injuries,

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

no

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$50,000

Past Medicals :

$25,447

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$199,237

Total :

$274,684

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, male, worked on a ship. He injured his thumbs while laying stern wires.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff takes non-prescription medication for his thumb injuries to deal with the pain. Plaintiff awarded $167,677 in future lost wages and $31,560 in past lost wages. On appeal, his award for future medical expenses was reversed.