Gilberto* was a hospital maintenance worker, employed by the same facility for almost 20 years. On his way home from work he was rear ended by the defendant. He suffered a herniated lumbar disc that required surgical repair. The defense argued that because his emergency room records made no reference to back complaints, that his back injury was unrelated. We successfully proved otherwise at trial. The defendant never offered more than $25,000 on a $100,000 policy before trial. The jury awarded Gilberto $725,000.
Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. (NHTAS). Despite these high numbers drowsy driving remains underreported and estimates are conservative.
A. Medical Malpractice Case Study
Adrian* a married man with a young daughter, went to the emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and an inability to urinate. He was sent home with a diagnosis of urinary tract infection.