(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this brain injury/personal injury case and its proceedings.)
As discussed above, Paul Martin suffered severe personal injuries as a result of the collision. Paul suffered a severe skull fracture, brain hemorrhage, collapsed lung, fractured pelvis, multiple fractured ribs, liver laceration, and spleen contusion and laceration. Paul nearly died on the scene after he became unresponsive and could not be intubated due to his locked jaw. The 14-year-old was air-lifted and spent nine days in critical care at University Hospital.
PAST MEDICAL EXPENSES
Mercy Air: $8,031.50
ABC Ambulance: $ 1,089.03
Valley Regional: $49,941.17
University: $ 70,752.47
Outpatient Rehab. $ 5,000.00
FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES & SERVICES
Paul has been diagnosed with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Paul’s treating physicians have recommended that he be placed in a specially designed educational learning program for children with brain injuries. Paul will need extended schooling through the age of 22 based on his condition.
Paul will require treatment in a residential neurobehavioral program to cope with his damaged motor skills.
Due to his brain injury and inability to properly care for himself, Paul will require long-term supported living after completion of school.
Plaintiff’s expert life care planner has prepared an initial evaluation for all of Paul’s future life care needs at a range of $9,682,531 to $9,765,131.
LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY
Plaintiff’s vocational rehabilitation and economic experts have not completed an evaluation of Paul’s lost earning capacity. However, based on the level of Paul’s brain injury and the effects on his motor skills and ability to process information, it is clear that his work opportunities will be limited. Plaintiffs’ counsel anticipates that this number will easily exceed $1,000,000.00.
(See Part 7 of 7.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.