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Plaintiff claimed back injuries require additional treatment





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Not present

back, herniated disc, lumbar, neck
On May 11, 2015, plaintiff Jaide Rogers, 37, an employee of See’s Candies, was driving on Interstate 405, also known as the San Diego Freeway, near Gardena, when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle operated by Cody Drew. Rogers claimed to her back. Rogers sued Cody Drew and the owner of Cody Drew’s vehicle, John Drew. Rogers alleged that Cody Drew was negligent in the operation of his vehicle and that John Drew was vicariously liable for Cody Drew’s actions. The defendants accepted liability for the accident., Rogers claimed she sustained herniated lumbar discs. She presented to a hospital a few days after the accident and then treated with chiropractic care and physical therapy. Rogers’ chiropractor referred her to an expert orthopedic surgeon, who administered epidural injections and recommended surgery on Rogers’ lower back. However, Rogers did not undergo the surgery. Rogers claimed that she continues to suffer pain when bending down and picking up things However, she admitted that she did not take time off from work. The plaintiff’s treating orthopedic surgery expert opined that a future back surgery will be necessary to treat Rogers’ condition. Rogers sought recovery for her past and future medical costs, and past and future pain and suffering. The defense’s expert orthopedic surgeon opined that Rogers did not need the back surgery and that Rogers overtreated her condition.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Alhambra, CA

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