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