Donna Bowan vs. Express Medical Transporters -Jury Awards 2.8 Million Dollars

135 S.W. 3d 452 (Mo. App. ED); 169 S.W.3d 550 (Mo. App. ED)

A mentally handicapped woman suffered leg paralysis when the handicapped van in which she was a passenger was involved in an intersectional collision with another vehicle. The lawsuit claimed that she had not been properly secured in the van, and that the negligence of both drivers also contributed to cause to collision. A jury awarded 2.8 million dollars in damages, which was affirmed on appeal.