In 2011, Mr. Cox achieved a $75,000 verdict for a school teacher who claimed she had injured her knee as a result of a collision with a truck that had pulled into her lane of traffic. The defendant’s insurance company argued that she had suffered from preexisting chondromalacia, or thinning of the kneecap due to a congenital defect or malalignment, that was unrelated to the collision. As permitted under Missouri law, the insurance company then sent her to a well-known local orthopedic specialist who argued there was no objective evidence of injury to the knee from the collision. During cross-examination of the defendant’s doctor, Mr. Cox was able to point out inconsistencies in the doctor’s opinions which ultimately led the St. Charles County jury to award $75,000 in damages, or over $50,000 more than the insurance company had offered to settle the claim.