A Denver jury recently awarded an injured plaintiff $846,000 against State Farm Insurance Company. In addition to compensating the plaintiff for his economic losses, non-economic losses, and permanent impairment, the jury found that State Farm had unreasonably delayed payment of the undisputed medical benefits because they failed to compensate the plaintiff for his medical expenses even though they agreed they were reasonable, necessary, and related to the accident. As a result of their unreasonable denial, State Farm will now owe the plaintiff double the amount of these undisputed medical expenses. After doubling the medical expenses and adding in costs, interest, and attorneys’ fees, the verdict should exceed $1,000,000.
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