On May 20, 2015, G. Christopher Parrish obtained a defense verdict in Northampton County. The Plaintiff claimed he sustained an injury to his cervical and lumbar spine as a result of being rear-ended by the Defendant. Plaintiff had elected limited tort.
Plaintiff’s expert, Gene Levinstein, M.D., (physiatrist) testified that Plaintiff sustained a L-3 transverse process fracture, traumatic lumbar spondylolisthesis (slippage of the L5-S1 disc) and cervical radiculopathy. James Reid, M.D.(orthopedic surgeon) testified for the defense and opined that Plaintiff did not sustain a fracture, traumatic spondylolisthesis or cervical radiculopathy and merely sustained a cervical strain and sprain that resolved within 3 – 6 months.
The jury deliberated for 25 minutes before finding no serious impairment of body function.