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Plaintiff claimed rear-end collision caused injuries




Mediated Settlement

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brain, brain injury, concussion, head, headaches, neck
On Sept. 3, 2010, plaintiff Danae Zeuschner, 35, a part-time forester, was driving south on Rosemead Boulevard in East San Gabriel. While stopped for a red light at the intersection with Duarte Road, Zeuschner was rear-ended by a vehicle operated by Robert Navarro. Zeuschner claimed to her head, neck and shoulders. Zeuschner sued Navarro. She alleged the defendant was negligent in the operation of his vehicle, causing the accident and her personal . Navarro admitted liability for the accident., Zeuschner went to an emergency room on the date of the accident, claiming head, neck and shoulders pain. She subsequently underwent a CT scan and an X-ray, followed up with her primary care doctor and a neurologist, and was diagnosed with a concussion and post-concussion syndrome. She initially treated with two to three months of physical therapy, and an additional three to four months of physical therapy roughly a year later. Zeuschner claimed that she still suffers from some effects of the post-concussion syndrome, including headaches and difficulty concentrating, as well as neck and shoulder pain. She also claimed that due to her condition, she missed work as a seasonal forester. Thus, Zeuschner sought recovery of roughly $11,000 in past lost earnings, roughly $16,000 in past medical costs, and an unspecified amount of damages for her pain and suffering. Defense counsel disputed the nature and extent of Zeuschner’s damages, arguing that she had lapses in treatment with her physical therapy. Counsel also argued that Zeuschner exaggerated her , in that they had no permanency and resolved after her initial treatment. In response, Zeuschner claimed that she stopped her initial physical therapy because she could no longer afford it.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Pasadena, CA

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