CSK wins favorable verdict from jury in personal injury case where plaintiff sought $13 million

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CSK wins favorable verdict from jury in personal injury case where plaintiff sought $13 million

Howard Scholl and Eric Nelsestuen, a partner and associate, respectively, in Cole, Scott & Kissane’s Tampa Office, recently tried a rear-end admitted liability case where Plaintiff, who was a long term diabetic with chronic kidney disease, claimed injuries to his neck and back. He underwent extensive chiropractic treatment, ESI and had a multilevel fusion recommendation. Additionally, he claimed that because of the overall impact of his injuries, he transitioned from stage 4 chronic kidney disease to complete renal failure, necessitating dialysis three times a week. Plaintiff presented past medical bills approaching $1,000,000 and requested an award of future medical expenses of $12,000,000. The jury deliberated for just under 3 hours and returned a verdict of $93,748.66, and found no permanent injury. This was Mr. Nelsestuen’s first trial with Cole, Scott & Kissane, having joined the firm 5 months prior.