Rotator Cuff Injuries
Jeremy Geller received this verdict on behalf of a 54-year old client who was injured when another driver crossed over the centerline, striking the client’s vehicle head-on. The client had shoulder pain but waited 12 days to seek any medical treatment. The client ultimately was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum, requiring arthroscopic surgery. The client had $72,000 in medical bills. Mr. Geller made a “Bad Faith Demand” to the insurance company to tender its policy limits, which were only $20,000, but the insurance company failed to make an offer. Mr. Geller filed a lawsuit and prosecuted the case all the way to the verdict. At trial, the defendant’s lawyer recommended a verdict of $5,000, but the jury found in the Plaintiff’s favor a tremendous verdict of $1,122,487.48. This verdict was on the front page of the Cook County Law Bulletin for the extraordinary result.