Case Study - Spinal Cord Injury

Promising Young Sales Representative Struggles with Paraplegia

NATURE OF CASE: Medical malpractice litigation stemming from a paraplegic condition.

OUTCOME: Case settled for $300,000.

ATTORNEY: Will Clarke of Stark, Rasak, & Clarke, Torrance, (310) 793-1213 represented the plaintiff. Mr. Clarke retained Richard Andersen as a Vocational Expert to render an opinion regarding the plaintiff's future earning capacity.

ATTORNEY COMMENT: "An effective presentation of earning capacity loss is invaluable in malpractice cases where negligent professionals find refuge in the unfair limitation of general damages. There is almost a double irony for those Plaintiffs who struggle to overcome their challenges and continue to work despite a clear impact on their capacity to earn in a competitive job environment. It was very helpful to have a witness independent of the Plaintiff who could articulate the earnings loss, leaving Plaintiff free to acknowledge that he had worked hard to approximate his pre-injury earnings and hope to continue to do so in the future."

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