$750,000 Settlement – Patient Hurt in Wreck on way to Dialysis
Wheelchair-bound plaintiff was not properly fastened into her wheelchair or her wheelchair was not properly secured into a van transporting plaintiff to dialysis, which she received for end-stage renal disease. Plaintiff suffered from several life-threatening medical conditions unrelated to the accident giving rise to this claim. Her life expectancy was limited and defendants contested the reasonableness of the charges associated with her immediate post-injury hospitalization and surgery. Liability was not contested. The case was mediated pre-suit in an effort to resolve the case during plaintiff’s lifetime. Proceeds were placed in a special needs trust.
Type of action: Common carrier
Injuries alleged: Orbital fracture and displaced ankle fracture requiring arthrodesis nailing.
Name of case: Doe v Transportation Company
Tried before: Mediation
Name of mediator: Hon. Michael Allen (Ret.)
Date resolved: June 5, 2019
Special damages: Approximately $300,000.00 in medical specials.
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Paralegal: Julie Bickhart
Attorneys for plaintiff: W. Randolph Robins Jr. and William B. Kilduff, Richmond