City Commissioners Approve $236,500 Personal Injury Settlement – Tallahassee Reports

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The City Commissioners authorized a $236,500.00 private harm settlement at their Could 13 assembly. The settlement will resolve the claims of Steven Parton, who tripped on a metropolis sidewalk in 2015 and developed a number of well being points.

Based on the assembly agenda, in August 2015, Steven Parton tripped and struck his head and face on a metropolis sidewalk on Baringer Hills Drive. Employees stories that he was handled within the emergency room and launched the identical day, however he started to expertise stability points, complications, and falls within the subsequent weeks.

“The medical doctors discovered a big subdural hematoma which required speedy mind surgical procedure and prolonged hospital care,” employees stories. “On account of his mind bleed, he was taken off his blood thinner treatment, Coumadin. Just a few weeks later, he developed clotting to his renal artery limiting blood move to his spleen and kidneys.”

Within the following two and a half years, Parton underwent 4 surgical procedures making an attempt to extend blood move to his kidneys. Employees stories that his final surgical procedure required stent placement in his proper renal artery, making his proper kidney smaller than his left in consequence.

Based on the assembly agenda, Parton’s previous medical bills exceed $235,000, and he’ll doubtless have further future medical bills as his kidneys have to be monitored.

“Mr. and Mrs. Parton filed swimsuit in opposition to the City looking for damages for previous and future medical bills, misplaced wages, ache and struggling, lack of consortium, and different damages recoverable below Florida regulation,” employees stories.

The $236,500 settlement has been authorized by the Legal responsibility Oversight Committee. It will likely be paid with Threat Administration funds.

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