Panel Reverses Jury Verdict In Light Of Error In Allowing Testimony On Medical Costs
(April 25, 2016, 2:11 PM EDT) -- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A trial judge erred in allowing a physician’s assistant to testify as an expert on the need and cost for a future surgery, a Florida appeals panel held April 22, reversing a $166,000 jury verdict entered against an insurer and remanding for a new trial on damages (State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. William Long, Nos. 5D14-3704 & 5D15-1749, Fla. App., 5th Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 6148).
(Opinion available. Document #30-160513-009Z.)
William Long sued State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.,...