Example Case In Which Medical Testimony Was Not Necessary

In Clark v. Choctawhatchee Electric Co-operative, 107 So. 2d 609 (Fla.1958), the supreme court held that medical testimony was not necessary to support a verdict in favor of a plaintiff alleging personal injury. The court stated that when an injured person was free of the symptoms at issue immediately before a damaging occurrence, and when the injury followed that occurrence very closely, "the conclusion of relationship between them is inescapable." Id. at 612. See Lyng v. Rao, 72 So. 2d 53 (Fla.1954) (causation inferred when plaintiff struck by lightning, and disabilities that did not preexist striking by lightning immediately appeared).