TRACTOR TRAILER COLLISION AGGRAVATES NECK, BACK PAIN

DOLAN MEDIA NEWSWIRE:

Subject: Verdicts & Settlements February 18, 2008: Tractor-trailer collision aggravates neck, back pain

Pub: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Author: Virginia Lawyers Weekly Staff

Category: Justice

Sub-Category: Courts

Issue Date: 02/18/2008      Word Count: 200

Verdicts & Settlements February 18, 2008: Tractor-trailer collision aggravates neck, back pain

by Virginia Lawyers Weekly Staff

Dolan Media Newswires

 

RICHMOND, VA -- Plaintiff, a resident of South Carolina, was involved in a wreck on Nov. 17, 2004, in Hopewell. The plaintiff was sitting in the cab of his tractor-trailer at a plant when it was struck by another tractor-trailer.

Plaintiff sustained cervical and lumbar injuries and was hospitalized overnight at VCU Medical Center. He eventually underwent cervical disc surgery and epidural injections. The plaintiff claimed that chronic cervical and lumbar pain disabled him from returning to work as a tractor-trailer driver. The plaintiff, however, had a very complicated medical history involving multiple prior cervical and lumbar injuries and had no established track record as a tractor-trailer driver.

Type of Action: Personal injury

Type of Injuries: Cervical and lumbar injuries

Name of Case: Confidential

Awarded/Settled: Settled

Attorney for Plaintiff: John C. Shea, Richmond

Plaintiff's Experts: V. Robert May III, RhD — performed a functional capacity evaluation; Peder K. Melberg, MA, CRC — vocational consultant; Howard G. Stern, MD — orthopedic surgeon who performed independent medical examination for plaintiff; Sharon L. Reavis — life care planner; Sumeer Lal, MD — neurosurgeon; John R. Satterwhite, MD — pain management specialist

Defendant's Expert: Kennedy Daniels, MD — orthopedic surgeon who performed a record review

[08-T-032]

Copyright 2008 Dolan Media Company.  All rights reserved.



Putting the Brakes on Unsafe Trucking Companies