Neal v. Wascom
2016-1230 (La.App. 1 Cir. 4/12/17), 218 So.3d 129
Represented personal injury client on appeal who had injured sternoclavicular joint in motor vehicle collision. The First Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the award of $700,000 in general damages, finding that plaintiff established her pain and suffering and disability from rare SC joint dislocation.
McLin v. McNabb, et al
2016-0449 (La.App. 1 Cir. 12/22/16), 2016 WL 7407384
Represented injured plaintiff who received jury verdict for past medical expenses but no future medical expenses or general damages. Appeal court reversed in favor of plaintiff, reiterating that trier of fact abuses its discretion in failing to award general damages where it finds that a plaintiff has suffered injuries causally related to an accident that requires medical attention.