Houston Attorney Wins Appellate Ruling that Client's Mental Illness Wasn't Relevant Evidence, Adding $400,000 to Judgment

Mary Turner's difficult life ended when she was mowed down by an 18-wheeler driver who didn't see her as she crossed a street. But what would normally be a straightforward legal claim against a trucking company was complicated by the fact that Turner suffered from mental illness and drug addiction. Not only did Houston appellate attorney Dave George help preserve a wrongful death jury verdict recently by convincing a court that Turner's mental illness and drug use did not belong in evidence, he also convinced the judges to add $400,000 to his clients' recovery.

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