PERSONAL INJURY: $1.4 MILLION
Case name: Thomas C. Ritchie v. Speedway Sand & Gravel Inc.
Court: Dane Count Circuit Court
Case Number: 06CV2584
Mediator: John R. Teetaert
Insurer(s): Cincinnati Insurance Company
Plaintiff attorney: Craig A. Christensen, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
Defendant attorney: Brian C. Hough, Axley Brynelson LLP
Date of incident: Oct. 30, 2003
Plaintiff’s injuries: Knee contusion, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Plaintiff’s past medical expenses: $148,681
Plaintiff’s past wage loss: $169,791
Amount of award: $1,425,000
Plaintiff’s expert(s): W. Bradford Lyles, M.D., Child and Family Consultants, Green Bay; Douglas A. Yeatman, M.D., Bellin Health Brain, Spine & Pain Center, Green Bay; John D. Birder, M.S., DePere
Defense expert(s): Jerome Lerner, M.D., Advanced Pain Management, Franklin; Sridhar V.Vasudevan, M.D., Sheboygan
Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Plaintiff was working on a job site when an employee of defendant who was operating a soil compactor in an area located above a retaining wall allowed the soil compactor to fall over the retaining wall striking plaintiff.