No. 54634.

302 So.2d 278 (1974)

Maurice BITOUN v. Turner W. LANDRY and the Travelers Insurance Company.

Supreme Court of Louisiana.

October 28, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stewart E. Niles, Jr., Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, New Orleans, for defendants-applicants.

Bruce C. Waltzer, Fine & Waltzer, New Orleans, for plaintiff-respondent.

DIXON, Justice.

Writs were granted in this personal injury case to review the action of the Court of Appeal in changing the trial court's award of damages.

On August 10, 1971 plaintiff's car was hit from the rear by defendant. The next day he was referred to Dr. Florence Jones by his lawyer. After examination and x-rays Dr. Jones made a diagnosis of moderately severe cervical strain and moderate lumbar strain. Medication for pain and heat lamp therapy were...


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