Woman, 65, breaks both heels in car crash
Other car made an illegal U-turn; $650,000 settlement
Published: March 24, 2014
A 65-year-old single woman was involved in a car crash in which another vehicle took an illegal U-turn and struck the front of her car. She suffered a comminuted fracture of the calcaneus, or heel bone, in her right foot, as well as a less severe fracture of her left calcaneus.
The plaintiff was an inpatient for one week and was thereafter transferred to a rehabilitation facility for three additional weeks. Following her rehab, she underwent physical therapy. Surgery was not deemed necessary.
Today, the plaintiff requires a cane when ambulating for a long distance or time. Liability was not contested. The victim was assessed as having sustained a 44-percent lower extremity impairment and an 18-percent whole person impairment.
Action: Motor vehicle negligence
Injuries alleged: Lower leg injuries
Case name: Withheld
Court/case no.: Withheld
Jury and/or judge: N/A (mediated)
Mediator: Tom Porter
Date: Nov. 26, 2013
Attorneys: Robert I. Feinberg and Colleen M. Anthony, of Feinberg & Alban, Boston (for the plaintiff)
|Type of Action:||Motor Vehicle Negligence|
|Caption:||Confidential v. Confidential
|Injuries Alleged:||Leg, knee, ankle, foot|
|Injuries Detail:||Lower leg injuries|
|Judge or Mediator or Arbitrator:||Other (Tom Porter)|
|Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s)|
|Lead Attorney:||Robert L. Feinberg|
|Firm:||Feinberg & Alban (Boston, Massachusetts)|
|Attorney(s) for Defendant(s)|
|No defendant attorneys|
|No insurance companies involved|
|No plaintiff experts|
|No defendant experts|
Settlement also found here.
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