$3 Million Settlement
Caption: Confidential Settlement
Court: Buchanan County, Missouri
Injuries: left leg, left knee, left ankle and left foot fractures requiring surgical intervention and hardware, severe complications following the removal of a foley catheter
Plaintiff's Attorneys: James Montee, The Montee Law Firm, P.C., St. Joseph, MO
A St. Joseph motorcycle driver has reached a $3 million settlement with a national food chain, following a July 31, 2009 accident involving the chain's 19-year-old delivery driver. The accident occurred on Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph, as the delivery driver suddenly switched lanes and struck the motorcycle with the passenger side of the delivery vehicle.
The plaintiff was thrown over the top of his motorcycle. He was taken by ambulance to Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, and then transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center.
As a result of the accident, the plaintiff had multiple fractures to his left leg. External fixation was employed to set the fractures, and a Foley catheter was inserted. The catheter was later removed resulting in severe complications. Plaintiff underwent eleven surgeries to repair his left leg, left knee, and his penis; including two surgeries to reconstruct his penis.
The case was settled prior to trial, through mediation.