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$300,000 Recovery for Ankle Injury, Orange County, Florida

Jane Doe, a 29-year-old finance manager, went with her grandparents to pick up her dog from the office of a local veterinarian. Jane had never been to this veterinarian's place of business before.

On her way out of the office, Jane badly twisted her ankle on a section of broken sidewalk. Because of the swelling in her ankle, she visited a local walk-in clinic later that day for examination. X-rays taken at that time were interpreted as normal.

Because the pain in her ankle persisted, Jane went to a local orthopaedic surgeon for a thorough evaluation. After several visits, and many tests, this doctor was unable to diagnose the cause of her continued symptoms. He referred Jane to a local podiatrist who performed diagnostic arthroscopic surgery. The surgery revealed that Jane had a small osteochondral fracture in her ankle. Because the injury involved a weight bearing joint, this minor condition progressed over time and Jane ultimately had three arthroscopic surgeries as well as a procedure in which new cartilage was grafted into her ankle.

Initially, the veterinarian defended the claim stating that he was not at fault and that Jane was responsible for her own injuries. Through a number of court depositions it was learned that the veterinarian had knowledge of the broken sidewalk for nearly six months before the fall and had contacted a maintenance man to repair the sidewalk before this incident occurred. Unfortunately, the necessary repairs were not made until two weeks after this incident. The veterinarian's attorney later claimed that the injuries were not the result of the incident and that Jane' condition was made worse by questionable care which she had received from some of her doctors.

At a court ordered mediation held shortly before trial, attorney Jim Cunningham was able to achieve a $300,000 settlement for Ms. Doe.

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Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

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Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
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Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
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17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373