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Oregon Litigation and Arbitration Reports

JACQUELINE MOSS V. FARMERS INSURANCE COMPANY OF OREGON

Case No. 9806-04367

Jury Trial Date: November 19, 2001

Date of Publication: February, 2002

TOPIC: REAR END COLLISION; COGNITIVE INJURY.

RESULT: PLAINTIFF VERDICT for $ 155,000. (Verdict included $ 55,000 in attorney fees.).

INJURY: Severe headaches; Plff suffered permanent debilitating headaches. Def. contended that Plff’s headaches were rebound headaches caused by the Vicodin she has continually taken since the MVA.

SPECIALS: Med. $ 6,788.

STATE: Oregon

COUNTY: Multnomah

TRIAL JUDGE: Hon. Sidney A. Galton

PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY(S): Michael H. Bloom of Bloom & Schuckman (Oregon).

DEFENDANT ATTORNEY(S): John Eickelberg of Cavanagh & Zipse (Portland).

SUMMARY: 12/23/94 – Plff, female age 54, unemployed. Plff contended her vehicle was rear-ended by Def.’s vehicle on the on-ramp from I-5 South to Hwy 217 West.

PLAINTIFF MEDICAL EXPERT(S): Deborah Satterfield MD (Family Practice) Portland.

DEFENDANT MEDICAL EXPERT(S): Lynn Bell MD (Neurologist) Portland.

OFFER: $ 5,000. Def. asked jury for $ 100,000.

DEMAND: $ 15,000.

TRIAL-TIME: 2-day trial