Case Name: Leslie Ashlyn Palmer v. Mark III Management Company, and John D. Brossard,

Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Georgia Lee Brossard.  Superior Court of Sacramento County, Sacramento, California.

Expert Witness Listed in SEAK Expert Witness Directory: Richard Rubenstein, MD

Date: April 24, 2013

Verdict: $90,498.98

Retaining Counsel (For Defense): Mark S. Newman; Borton Petrini LLP; Rancho Cordova, CA

Other:  Plaintiff slipped in a bathtub of a rented apartment.  Dr. Rubenstein opined that any back problems caused by the fall had fully resolved.  Dr. Rubenstein testified that based on the medical records produced, the plaintiff had a long history of preexisting back problems.  Dr. Rubenstein also opined that the plaintiff’s obesity was the likely cause of any ongoing lower back complaints.  Verdict was less than what defense had offered to settle the case.