The next day Sherry was taken to the ER. Thereafter, Sherry received chiropractic and acupuncture care. MRIs revealed multiple protruding discs. A pain management MD recommended epidurals.
Defendant Mercury insurance claimed care was exaggerated. Mercury offered $12,500. Sherry demanded $35,000.
The jury believed that Sherry would suffer back pain for years so they awarded her $113,500. Mercury was also forced to pay all of Sherry’s court costs.
Sherry Cooksey vs Morris Ventura Superior Court, Dec 19, 2019. Judge Vincent J O’Neill Jr. presiding.
1. 50% of the value of any case is the innate credibility of the patient.
2. The DC was brilliant in bringing in occasional acupuncture care showing different alternatives to help the patient recover.
3. An opinion from a pain management MD helped drive up the case value. The MD recommended epidurals.