In another surprise, a second good verdict came from conservative Ventura County. Jennifer was rear-ended in an accident that Mercury claimed, "impact was not significant enough to be injury producing"-although her car was towed.
For six months Jennifer saw her DC, plus her health plan's MD and an orthopedist for injuries to her neck, low back and headaches.
The notorious ortho Steven Nagelberg testified that Jennifer should not have treated with a chiropractor for more than 12 visits.
The total of Jennifer's medical bills were $7,247.00 Before trial Jennifer's attorneys demanded $10,500.00 and Mercury offered $8,500.00. The jury awarded Jennifer an outstanding $17,247.00. Mercury will also have to pay for the testimony of Jennifer's doctors: the chiropractor, the MD and the orthopedist. Mercury will have to spend at least an additional $10,000.00 more.
Jennifer Helchowski vs. Lisa Carol Morris 56-2014-00455520, Ventura Superior Court, Hon. Judge Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr presiding. Dec 16, 2016