The Outcome: After initially denying liability, Pepco and its insurers admitted fault—but refused to pay for Hernandez’s lost wages and the future medical care costs dictated by his physicians, which led to a jury trial. We argued that his future medical care necessitates 24 hours of licensed practical nurse care per day. An economist testified that the present value cost of funding this and other medical care for the next 52 years would total $22.2 to 24.4 million. Ultimately, the jury awarded our client $35.9 million to cover economic and non-economic damages.
When your loved one’s insurance claim is denied, it’s both emotionally devastating and confusing. David and the team went right to work for us and were always respectful of our emotions and opinions. During that two-and-a-half-year process, they became like family, guiding and supporting us every step of the way.Kay Newman