In February 2007, plaintiff settled her PTSD claim pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis) for $62,500.00. The plaintiff (female age 45) was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on I-44 in St. Louis. She sustained soft tissues injuries to her neck and back. In addition she claimed to have developed post-traumatic stress disorder which resulted in her having nightmares and fear of driving. She was treated by a psychiatrist who confirmed the diagnosis. The defendant’s attorney arranged for an IME which likewise confirmed that the plaintiff suffered from “mild” PTSD. Her total medical was in the amount of $8000.00 with minimal wage loss.