C.V., an LPN, worked for a medical facility for 13 years. Unfortunately, two workers compensation injures left her with severe injuries and light duty work restrictions. On January 1, 2000, her employer was taken over by a new company. The new company vowed to get rid of any light duty personnel. Three months later, C.V. was fired and left without a job, no money, and disabling back and shoulder injuries. In December 2000, the attorney represented C.V. in a workers compensation trial. Before the final hearing, the employer/carrier offered only $6,500.00 combined to settle C.V.’s case completely with no future medical care. In December 2000, the attorney represented C.V. in a workers’ compensation trial and secured for her future medical care for both her shoulder and back, and thousands of dollars in lost wages. With many civil cases, the insurances companies do not take well to losing; C.V.’s case was appealed on the 30th day following the trial. The insurance companies were unsuccessful on their appeal, and currently C.V. has received approximately $30,000 in lost wages.