A jury was asked to determine if an auto accident caused an aneurysm. In this case, a man claimed a number of injuries after an auto accident of moderate impact. The plaintiff said that he was able to get out of his vehicle after the accident, call his family, and decline emergency transportation to the emergency room.
The most serious of these injuries was a brain aneurysm of the basilar artery. Surgery was necessary to place a stent. The stent failed, which caused a pontine stroke. This required additional surgery.
Medical costs amounted to more than $400,000. The driver of the car that caused the accident had $100,000 in liability insurance and $400,000 in Uninsured Motorist Insurance. The plaintiff claimed that the auto accident caused the aneurysm. He asked for $800,000. [Read more…]