$128,000 verdict in Defective Products case

Cumberland County.  Plaintiff claimed soft tissue damages to her neck, shoulders, back and hips after being struck by an improperly secured shed wall that was being constructed on her property. Plaintiff claimed $17,000 in medical bills, including $12,000 for chiropractic care.  Defendant argued that the post-accident problems were merely a continuation of complaints and treatment Plaintiff had been receiving for several years prior to the accident. Prior to trial, Plaintiff’s demand was $70,000 and settlement offer was $7,500.