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FEATURED CASE

IME DOCTOR VALIDATES LIFE ACTIVITY CALENDAR IN
MILD HEAD INJURY CASE


Jury awards $2,000,000 in 5 m.p.h. auto-pedestrian collision; pre-existing diabetes and hospitalized two weeks prior to accident; despite defense videotape, the Life Activity Calendar validated plaintiff’s loss of quality of life.

Robert W. Johnson & Associates was retained to prepare a LIFE ACTIVITY CALENDAR that would be used to counter the defense videotape which claimed to show no change in plaintiff’s normal activities (post accident).

Location: Middlesex, Massachusetts

Case: Sloan v. Friendly

Court: Middlesex County, Massachusetts, No. 93.

Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Attorney Robert J. Bonsignore, Medford, Massachusetts.

Case Synopsis: Ms. Sloan, a 58-year-old administrative assistant, earning $34,000 per year, was attempting to cross a street. She emerged from between two cars and was struck by a Friendly Fruit truck traveling at 5 m.p.h. She suffered a moderate closed head injury that resulted in depression and cognitive problems. Past medicals were stipulated at $158,000. The defense contended that: (a) since Ms. Sloan had lived alone for 2 ½ years (post accident) her claim for assisted living care was false and (b) that their investigator’s videotape would show her engaging in normal activities.

Trial Presentation: The LIFE ACTIVITY CALENDAR, which was designed to illustrate the plaintiff’s loss in the quality of her life, was utilized extensively during testimony by three different witnesses. Initially, during the plaintiff’s testimony, the LIFE ACTIVITY CALENDAR was introduced to graphically depict her activities before the accident and activities which had been eliminated or reduced in frequency post- accident. Next, her treating doctors testified and corroborated Ms. Sloan’s testimony. Lastly, although called as a defense witness, the Independent Medical Examiner (I.M.E.) doctor on cross examination further verified the accuracy of the LIFE ACTIVITY CALENDAR in detailing activities that were reduced or eliminated post-injury.

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Attorney Comments: “The defense was counting on their videotape of the plaintiff to totally undercut damages for pain and suffering/ quality of life. But the presentation of the LIFE ACTIVITY CALNENDAR from the plaintiff, her doctors and even the defense I.M.E. doctor powerfully validated her claim for quality of life and pain and suffering damages. The LIFE ACTIVITY CALENDAR turned what could have been a significant defense BOMB into a defense DUD."

Results: The defense offered nothing pre-trial. Prior to reading the jury verdict, the parties agreed to a high / low of $900,000/ $500,000 waiving all rights to appeal. The verdict was $2,000,000 with negligence allocated at 50/50.