Partner Andrew C. Johnson obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial in Polk County, Iowa earlier this week. Plaintiff sought damages at trial in excess of $800,000, claiming a car accident caused by Andy’s client in 2018 resulted in permanent neck and back injuries. Following the accident, Plaintiff underwent several rounds of therapy, injections and radio frequency ablations before undergoing a cervical fusion in 2021. Plaintiff and her husband sought compensation for the expenses related to Plaintiff’s treatment as well as damages for past and future pain and suffering, past and future loss of function, lost wages and loss of consortium. The jury determined that the injuries and damages sought were not caused by the accident and awarded Plaintiff zero dollars.
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