Reduction of payment in FELA case

The plaintiff claimed the negligent removal of a step from the back of his work truck resulted in permanent injury to his knees bilaterally. He underwent three knee surgeries including a total knee replacement on his left knee. After a three day trial the jury found negligence and that the negligence caused the right knee injury and surgery but not the left knee injury or replacement. The jury returned a verdict for about a fifth of the demand.