Lopez v. Minyard Food Stores, Inc.; TX (Dallas County District Court; # DC-07-0142)

  • $4,333,000 verdict in slip and fall case
  • 49 year old self-employed house cleaner fell on water at food store
  • injuries appeared at first to be only orthopedic: fracture of knee requiring open reduction and arthroscopy
  • two years after accident, closed head injury and cognitive problems noticed by plaintiff’s vocational rehabilitation expert
  • movement disorder, trouble with language and concentration, memory lapses and slurred speech require constant care and move-in with relative

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