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Recent quantum cases

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Warren ex rel. Estate of Hebert v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co.
Maritime law, Products Liability, Boating accident, Punitive damages, Quantum
  • $4,250,000 - Warren, Ron : Supreme Court found that $23,000,000 punitive damage award violated defendant's constitutional rights.
    • Punitive damages awarded against Teleflex - manufacturer of boat's SeaStar hydraulic steering system

Supreme Court Oct. 18, 2017
Ditcharo v. State of Louisiana
MVA - Single vehicle, DOTD, Road Hazard, Quantum
  • $1,000,000 - Ditcharo, Joanne : Actual judgment amount limited to $500,000 by statutory cap
    • Wrongful death of husband

  • $345,000 - Ditcharo, Dominick, Jr.
    • Pre-impact fear, pain, suffering and mental anguish lasting no more than 20 minutes prior to death - plaintiff suffered laceration on head, without brain injury, resulting in bleeding to death ("exsanguination")

  • $750,000 - Ditcharo, Dominick, III : Actual judgment amount limited to $500,000 by statutory cap
    • Wrongful death of father - adult son

  • $750,000 - Ditcharo, Derek : Actual judgment amount limited to $500,000 by statutory cap
    • Wrongful death of father - adult son

Fourth Circuit Oct. 18, 2017
Phaengphan v. Castillo
MVA, Quantum
  • $12,500 - Phaengphan, Athid : General damages increased from jury award of $3,000. Plaintiff treated with pain management physician 6 times begining one month post-accident and continuing until 6 months after the accident.
    • Low back pain
    • Shoulder pain
    • Arm pain

Third Circuit Oct. 4, 2017
Kennedy v. Davis
MVA, Commercial Liability, Quantum
  • $2,365,000 - Kennedy, John
    • Aggravation of long-standing lumbar complaints with 8 level fusion (T10-S1) - prior L3-4 discectomy with possibility of 3 level lumbar fusion
    • Eight level fusion included thoracic levels from T10-11 and T11-12

Third Circuit Oct. 4, 2017
Cormier v. CITGO Petroleum Corp.
Toxic tort, Quantum
  • $39,500 - Cormier, David "Shawn"
    • Exposure to "slop oil" released from defendant's refinery - sinus headaches and allergy and sinus problems for six to seven months - also had dry skin, redness on his arms, and could not sleep at night - fatigue - afraid he might get cancer in the future

  • $47,500 - McClelland, Farren Wayne
    • Exposure to "slop oil" released from defendant's refinery - headaches, trouble sleeping, sinus problems, burning eyes, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and exhaustion - experienced these problems for nine to ten months after his exposure - concerned about his future health

  • $41,000 - LaBouve, Christopher
    • Exposure to "slop oil" released from defendant's refinery - headaches, sinus problems, burning eyes, burning nose, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting for six months - knows he was exposed to chemicals that cause cancer which is one of the biggest fears of his life because his stepfather recently died from cancer

  • $58,500 - Fruge, Matthew Joseph
    • Exposure to "slop oil" released from defendant's refinery - suffered with fatigue, problems sleeping at night, coughing, sinus problems, and diarrhea - shortness of breath which lasted eleven months - fatigue and sleeping issues lasted six to seven months - concerned about getting cancer

  • $36,000 - Whotte, Tyrone Hollis
    • Exposure to "slop oil" released from defendant's refinery - experienced nausea and vomiting the first day - also suffered with dizziness, severe headaches, and sinus problems, in addition to insomnia - sinus issues and headaches lasted six to seven months - major concerns about his future health

  • $47,000 - Savoie, David Paul
    • Exposure to "slop oil" released from defendant's refinery - headaches, trouble breathing, sinus problems, dizziness, nausea, anxiety, and depression - experienced these issues for about seven months - could not sleep - a cousin who contracted leukemia from exposure to Benzene, so concerned about cancer

  • $80,000 - Monceaux, Joshua David
    • Exposure to "slop oil" released from defendant's refinery - headaches, nausea, sinus problems, shortness of breath, sleep issues, and fatigue - headaches and sinus problems lasted two years - concerned about his future health because he knows slop oil exposure can cause leukemia

Third Circuit Oct. 4, 2017