We proved at trial that the continuing pain and need to be non-weight bearing for an extended time altered his gait and mechanics of his back, which ultimately caused a herniated disc requiring laser surgery. We also proved that the herniation caused damage to nerve roots leading to the pudendal nerve which innervates the penis and as a result he became impotent.
Phil was able to connect the various injuries and prove that the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life were unusually extensive. He also obtained an extremely large loss of consortium verdict on behalf of plaintiff's wife. She was awarded $1,000,000.00 for past loss of consortium and $2,000,000.00 for future loss of consortium. The awards are on appeal.