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Eggshell Plaintiff vs. Pre-existing Condition: Congratulations to Matt Jaime for Achieving an Excellent Result for his Client

Sun Jul 26th, 2020 by  News & Events

On November 6, 2006, a motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Blue Ravine and Prairie City, in Folsom.  Litigation ensued.  Between the time of the accident and trial, plaintiff underwent two spine surgeries and a bowel surgery, all of which she attributed to the accident.  Plaintiff’s claimed medical expenses exceeded $600,000.  On behalf of the defense, Mr. Jaime argued that the liability was disputed and that plaintiff’s claimed damages were the result of a long-standing pre-existing condition.  On March 14, 2013, after a nine-day trial, a Sacramento County jury awarded plaintiff $3,130.77 in economic damages and $3,000 in non-economic damages.