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Case Law Update: Damages in Personal Injury Case

Stamp v. Sylvan, No. 1-08-1421 (4-22-09) affirmed that because uncontroverted evidence at trial demonstrated that plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury to her neck; and jury awarded medical expenses for pain incurred during that period of time, trial court properly granted plaintiff a new trial on the issue of damages for pain and suffering and loss of normal life limited to six months after automobile collision in which she was injured. This case will impact personal injury cases.