March 22, 2019
Low back injury, radiofrequency ablations
Style: Jamie Ambrose v. James J. Ferro & State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Venue: Circuit Court, Pasco County, Florida.
Plaintiff, Jamie Ambrose, had been a restrained driver in a vehicle stopped at a red light at the
intersection of U.S. 19 and Moog Road, New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida. Defendant,
James Ferro, had been the driver of a vehicle that failed to stop, colliding with the rear of
Plaintiff alleged she sustained injury to her lumbar spine and underwent radio frequency ablation
with medical expenses totalling over $50,000. Plaintiff sought damages for future medical
expenses as well as past and future pain and suffering in excess of $1,000,000.
Experts testifying for Plaintiff included: Lee Ann Brown, DO, Jay Parekh, DO
Plaintiff denied pre-existing condition.
Experts testifying for Defendant included: Michael Foley, MD, Ananda Som, MD, Peter
Defendant argued that Plaintiff presented with pre-existing conditions.
The jury returned a verdict limited to the Emergency Department medical bill in the amount of
$7,442.46, finding no permanent injury had been sustained.
After collateral source offsets, net verdict was zero.
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