JURY NOT CONVINCED NECK AND BACK SURGERIES DUE TO CAR ACCIDENT

July 2017 – Attorney Nik Makarenko was successful in defeating a Plaintiff’s claims that her neck and back surgeries were due to a car accident with his client.  Requesting that the the jury award her between  $2.4 to $3.8 million dollars for her damages, the Plaintiff presented 7 before and after witnesses, including family members, co-workers, and friends.   She testified to and presented two doctors, Dr. Pollydore and Dr. Chappius via video deposition, relating her injuries to the accident.  Dr. Chappius performed surgery to her neck, and thereafter performed surgery on her back.  The Plaintiff presented past medical bills of approximately $243,000.  Attorney Makarenko argued that the need for surgery was not due to this wreck, having a doctor testify on behalf of the Defendant.  The Gwinnett County jury deliberated about 5.5 hours before returning a verdict of $30,750.