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Patrick Moore v. Angela Palmer and Safeco Ins.

PERSONAL INJURY: $209,000

Injuries claimed: Torn biceps tendon muscle on dominant arm.

Court: Milwaukee County

Case name: Patrick Moore v. Angela Palmer and Safeco Ins.

Case number: 06CV7198

Judge: John DiMotto

Verdict & settlement: Jury returned plaintiff verdict

Original amount sought: $80,000

Original offer: $40,000

Award: $209,000 net verdict

Date of incident: Aug. 9, 2003

Disposition date: Sept. 11, 2008

Original filing date: July 1, 2006

Plaintiffs attorney (firm): Gregory J. Cook, Greg Cook Law Offices, S.C.

Defendants attorney (firm): Timothy Steinle, Terschan, Steinle & Ness

Insurance carrier: Safeco

Plaintiffs expert witnesses: Kevin Weidemann, M.D.

Defendants expert witnesses: Sean P. Keane, M.D.

Plaintiff counsel's summary of the facts: Plaintiff was a motorcyclist who was cut off by driver turning in front of him. Suffered torn biceps muscle. He worked in property renovation, and injury limited his ability to do his job. Former world class speed skater. Jury found 95 percent fault on part of driver and awarded $225,000 in damages. Past medical expenses of $6,154, loss of business earnings of $12,800. Past pain suffering and disability was $28,000; future was $175,000 for 42 year old man. Key testimony in case was of defense medical examiner who was proven to have lied about his qualifications in this and prior cases. Court gave falsus in uno instruction.

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