Case: Motor Vehicle Accident
Counsel: Alice Spitz
Headline: Jury Rejects Plaintiff’s $5 million Demand in Cervical Fusion Case
Result: $65K Jury Verdict
Plaintiff claimed that injuries allegedly sustained in a rear-end collision with defendant’s franchisee resulted in cervical spine, shoulder, and knee surgeries. Spitz challenged the causation between the accident and the neck surgery, as there was a one year gap in the Plaintiff’s medical treatment. An expert biomedical/biomechanical engineer supported MSD’s argument, and the jury awarded only $65K of the excessive $5 million requested by the Plaintiff for past and future pain and suffering, as well as medical expenses.