October 2014 Case Study

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Settlement - Kootenai County

Settlement Date: 6/10/14

Plff, female age 68, retired. Plff was traveling westbound on Hanley Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Plff contended the Def. failed to yield the right-of-way and exited a Taco Bell parking lot, striking Plff's vehicle. Injuries: Neck fracture requiring at C6-7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using allograft and anterior cervical plate using the Pyrenees system from K2 Medical. Right shoulder injury requiring surgery for a diagnostic arthroscopy and bursoscopy, limited debridement, and ligamentous examination under anesthesia. Plff had previously undergone neck surgery at a different level in 2007, and had a right shoulder surgery in 1/11.


Med. $139,437; Days in Hosp. - 9 days (following neck surgery).


Demand: $300,000. Offer: $125,000.



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