A-M Law‘s Joe Mierzejewski successful at trial
Joe Mierzejewski defended a PIP case in a trial in Macomb County Circuit Court before Judge Peter Maceroni. Prior to trial, Plaintiff sought replacement services and extensive medical bills for treatment based on what appeared to be a minor injury on the day of the accident. Plaintiff was apparently referred to a chiropractor by an attorney, and the chiropractor then directed all of Plaintiff’s additional care. Plaintiff had extensive chiropractic manipulative therapy, orthopedic examinations, treatment at a pain clinic, including epidural injections, two series of MRIs, was prescribed a TENS unit, and had numerous prescriptions for physical therapy.
The Defendant insurance company had paid tens of thousands of dollars in medical and replacement services benefits prior to IMEs by a chiropractor and PM&R physician. Benefits were discontinued following the exams. Plaintiff continued to treat and sought over $80,000 in unpaid medical expenses.
After deliberations, the jury unanimously returned an 8-0 verdict of no cause for action, finding that the Plaintiff had not incurred any allowable expenses for which Defendant was liable.
The Defendant insurance company is considering post-trial motions for case evaluation sanctions and MCL 500.3148 attorney fees.
If you have any questions about this case, or if you have similar facts that you would like to discuss, call Joe Mierzejewski at 248-338-2290.