(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this automobile accident/personal injury case and its proceedings.)
Dr. Black testified that Mr. Greene had experienced three-and-one-half years of significant pain, measured as a three to four on a scale of ten, and would more likely than not continue to experience this pain for another three to four years. While the defendant has argued that Dr. Black testified that the pain would typically resolve in three to five years, in the case of Mr. Greene Dr. Black opined that the pain would continue for another three to four years. Mr. Greene would experience daily pain with stiffness and flare-ups of extreme pain.
Dr. Black testified that Mr. Greene would lose eight to nine days of employment per year for the next three to four years. Dr. Black concluded that this was a “very serious injury.” The testimony of Dr. Black was uncontradicted at trial. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
Dr. Kieran O’Callahan, a board certified radiologist, testified regarding extent of injury to Mr. Greene’s testicle and that injury was permanent. Dr. O’Callahan reviewed CT scans, performed in July of 2004 and in August of 2008, of Mr. Greene’s testicles. The first test revealed that the Mr. Greene’s left (injured) testicle was 30% smaller than the right testicle. Dr. O’Callahan testified that this discrepancy in size may have been either congenital or the result of recent trauma.
If the discrepancy were congenital, it would remain constant over time; if the discrepancy were the result of trauma, the left testicle would continue to atrophy as the damage progressed. When a CT scan was performed in August 2008, three years later, the discrepancy had increased, from a 30% reduction in mass to 50% reduction in mass. (See Part 4 of 6.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.