Doe v. Carroll Distributing Co. - $1,300,000.00
A mother and daughter were injured in a motor vehicle crash that occurred
on December, 10, 2013. The Defendant was on the job and driving a Ford
F150 owned by his employer when he crashed into the rear of the Plaintiff’s
vehicle just west of Tuscany Way on Wickham Road. The force of the impact
caused the Plaintiff’s vehicle to hit the vehicle in front of her.
The daughter suffered serious injuries. She sustained multiple herniated
discs to her neck with radicular pain down her arms for which she underwent
conservative treatment and ultimately requiring a CT myelogram and cervical
fusion for C3-C6. In addition, the daughter suffered herniated discs in
the low back which resulted in revision surgery of a previous lumbar fusion.
The force of the impact ended up rupturing a breast implant which resulted
in multiple surgeries to correct.
Additionally, her elderly mother suffered injuries to her neck. During
the course of her treatment she received a nerve ablation procedure for
her injury to her neck as a result of the crash. On September, 13, 2014,
the elderly mother died due to complications of ischemic/anoxic encephalopathy
that developed from an allergy to the anesthesia during the procedure.
The allergy was overlooked by the treating doctor.
Under well-established Florida law, a Defendant, the original tortfeasor,
is liable for all damages resulting from his or her original negligence,
as well as those damages arising out of any medical negligence for treatment
and complications for injuries suffered in the original motor vehicle
crash. As such, the Defendant and his employer were responsible for any
negligence on behalf of the doctor resulting in her death.
After filing suit, Alpizar Law, LLC was able to secure a combined settlement
of $1,300,000.00 to resolve both cases.