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Despite Testimony of Treating Physician Recommending Future, Costly Treatment, DeKalb County Jury Returns Nominal Verdict for

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Articles

On November 12 and 13, 2019, Taylor Barnett successfully defended a UM case before a DeKalb County Jury involving an admitted liability, front-end impact.  Before trial, the plaintiff received $25,000 from the defendant’s liability carrier.  The plaintiff sought to recover $26,352.75 in medical expenses as well as $30,556.81 in lost wages.  Plaintiff’s orthopedist also testified that he would require future medical treatment at a cost of $40,000-$50,000 per year.  Plaintiff ultimately asked the jury to award in excess of $80,000.  After a short deliberation, the jury returned with a nominal verdict of $942.87.