Plaintiff (F-40 yrs) was traveling northbound on Elizabeth St, in Crete, IL. Defendant was traveling eastbound on Division St and failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle causing it to spin around to face south on Elizabeth St. Plaintiff suffered shoulder and neck injuries which required C5-6, C6-7 anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion. Awarded $315,000.00
The Defendant doctor prescribed Norplant, a time release birth control device implanted into the arm with side effects of pain and bleeding. When the plaintiff developed these symptoms, the defendant failed to removed the Norplant, but instead attributed her symptoms to a dysfunctional uterus and performed a hysterectomy.
Defendant was walking with her two granddaughters, ages 2 and 4, along with their dog, a 1.5 year old lab/Shepard mix. The dog was leashed and was in the custody of the 4 year-old. Plaintiff was walking along on the same sidewalk. When they got to a corner, the dog barked at Plaintiff and tried to jump up and put its paws on her in a reportedly friendly manner. The Plaintiff stepped backward away from the dog, fell and broke all the fingers on her right hand. Plaintiff underwent surgery for pinning and casting and later had the pins removed. The fractures healed with the fingers slightly rotated towards her little finger. This caused a severe disability and constant pain. The Plaintiff case was awarded $219,830.00.
Plaintiff was a passenger in a 1996 28′ Checkmate Convicor cabin motorboat which hit a wake and slapped down on the water at an angle. Spinal injury – Plaintiff is a paraplegic. ($500,000.00 policy limits)