A San Francisco jury punished a patient who claimed he suffered a concussion.
Caroline Jeannnot was rear-ended on the 101. She claimed concussion and cervical strain. Her car was not towed. There were no emergency services provided. She received a few weeks of chiropractic care. Of her $8000 bill, she claimed $6,000 for charges for a neuropsychological report.
Caroline demanded $250,000. Defendant State Farm offered $10,000. The jury did not award Caroline any money. After the verdict, State Farm sued Caroline demanding $56,000 for costs including $49,000 for expert witness fees.
Jeannot vs Jackson, San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Andrew Cheng, May 8, 2017.
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