Doe v. Driver - $1,600,000
On January 9, 2008 Mr. John Doe was injured in a motor vehicle accident on State Road 436 and Beau Barton Place in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Doe was stopped in traffic at a red light when his vehicle was rear ended. As a result of the collision, Mr. Doe suffered significant low back injuries. MRI studies confirmed that he sustained multiple disc herniations.
In August 2009 Mr. Doe underwent surgery in the form an extraforaminal decompression discectomy at L5-S1 and a right endoscopic foramenoplasty/facetetomy at L5-S1. When his condition failed to improve, he sought the opinion of board certified orthopedic surgeon in Melbourne, Florida. This physician performed an anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion at L5-S1.
At the time of mediation, Mr. Doe's medical expenses were approximately $215,000.00. A couple weeks before trial was set to begin in Orlando, the insurance company paid $1,600,000 to settle this claim.