Jackson County, MO jury rejects plaintiff's claim for post-whiplash syndrome12/08/2014
After five days of testimony, a Jackson County jury rejected the plaintiff’s claim for post-whiplash syndrome which plaintiff’s experts maintained required in excess of $475,000 in future medical treatment and life care needs. On an early March morning, the plaintiff slid off an icy metro street onto the shoulder where she maintained she was impacted by two different defendants. Although the plaintiff had only treated for her injuries for three months, she maintained her chronic back pain and dizziness were related to the accident. Defendant demonstrated that the plaintiff had only treated conservatively for three months following the accident and that she had told her physicians at the time that she was satisfied with her treatment. Plaintiff only sought future medical expenses at trial, but the jury found in favor of defendants. The case was tried by Suzanne Bruss, attorney for the defendant.