Breast implants damaged in Interstate 95 crash
Plaintiff slowed for traffic in her 2000 Ford truck on southbound Interstate 95 before the defendant, who was driving a 1999 Freightliner Classic tractor-trailer at 50 mph, rear-ended another vehicle and then rear-ended plaintiff’s truck. Plaintiff’s vehicle was then pushed into another vehicle at an angle. Plaintiff’s truck was totaled and almost unrecognizable.
Plaintiff sustained a cervical and low back strain, lacerations to her head that required sutures and resulted in a faded scar, headaches, dizziness, short term memory loss, pain in her left elbow and bruising to both knees and to her head and chest.
Plaintiff had seven physical therapy sessions on her neck but her most significant injury was leaking breast implants and asymmetry of her breasts from the accident, which resulted in the surgical removal of her existing breast implants (which she had for fifteen years without problems) and insertion of new implants (reconstructive breast surgery).
Plaintiff also claimed some physical limitations in her ability to work out and lift weights. No quantifiable lost wage claim was submitted.