Moberly, MO, June 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Chris Faiella of the Moberly law firm, Tatlow, Gump, Faiella and Wheelan, LLC, recently reached a $3.125 million dollar settlement for his client’s leg injuries. Faiella’s client suffered severe permanent injuries to both legs, including an above-the-knee amputation of the left leg, after being pinned between two vehicles in November 2008. The case recently settled for $3.125 million dollars.
The accident occurred when the defendant mistakenly stepped on the gas instead of the brake, pinning the plaintiff between the bumpers of two vehicles.
The client’s left leg was crushed and his popliteal artery was compromised. The artery supplies blood to the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf.
Complications developed, including compartment syndrome, an infection and eventual necrosis of the lower leg. The client underwent several procedures and surgeries in an attempt to save his left leg, but none were successful and he ultimately required an above-the-knee amputation.
The client also suffered a fracture of his right leg and he has post-traumatic arthritis in his knee. Since his injury, he also experienced acute renal failure, delirium and respiratory insufficiency as a result of the crash and developed pressure sores during his hospitalization. He now suffers from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The client’s injuries rendered him unable to work. His damages included approximately $66,000 for economic damages, $367,657 in medical bills and $734,454 for future life care costs.