Adelman Secures Defense Verdict Despite Admitted Fault, $67k in Healthcare Specials
After a two day trial, on July 26, 2016, Attorney Jonathan Adelman obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of Fulton County. Despite defendant admitting fault for causing the accident, the jury of twelve was unconvinced that plaintiff’s injuries were proximately caused by defendant’s negligence. Following the accident, plaintiff treated with a chiropractor upon attorney referral before undergoing two bilateral medial branch radiofrequency ablations just three months after the accident. Plaintiff presented $67,995.97 in medical bills to the jury. Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to find for his client in the amount $617,000. After a two hour and twenty minute deliberation, the jury found for the defendant. The lowest demand plaintiff made before trial was $600,000 and the last offer by defendant was $10,000.