March 5, 2015
John Joerg Jr., etc., et al. v. State Farm Automobile Insurance Co.
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Mr. Joerg’s son, a disabled adult, was injured when a car hit him as he was riding a
bike. The Joergs had uninsured motorists coverage with State Farm and sued for
benefits. The jury awarded the family $469,000 to pay for future medical expenses, but
the Second District Court of Appeal granted State Farm a new trial on the basis that
evidence of Medicare benefits should have been admitted to evaluate damages. The
Joergs argued the 2nd DCA’s ruling conflicted with decisions from other Florida
appellate courts.