Verdict: Not Guilty
Date: July 2010
County: Kane County
Plaintiff’s Medical: Dr. David Zoellick (Orthopedist), Dr. Pietro Tonino (Orthopedist), Dr. Terry Light (Orthopedist), Dr. John F. Shea (Neurosurgeon) and Denise Aylesworth, P.T. (Physical Therapist) PLTF Experts: Dr. William C. Davison (Neurologist)
Defendant’s Experts: Dr. Alvin Kanter (Orthopedist)
Summary: Plaintiff tripped and fell approximately 6 inches off of an elevated stage at a dance studio causing her to suffer a herniated C5-6 disc, adhesive capsulitis in her right shoulder, and aggravation of prior shoulder injury requiring surgery. Defense denied negligence and denied that Plaintiff’s injuries were related to the occurrence.
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Category: Case Results Blog, Cervical Spine/Neck Injuries, Fractures, Tears, and Dislocations, Premises Liability, Shoulder Injuries – Rotator Cuff/Other, Workers Compensation/Work Injuries