The matter arose out of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Mays Landing, New Jersey.  Plaintiff alleged that he sustained permanent injuries to his lumbar spine and also sought to recover unpaid medical expenses.  Plaintiff underwent treatment with a pain management physician and had invasive procedures.  Plaintiff also treated with a neurosurgeon surgeon who recommended surgery.  Plaintiff pursued a claim for economic loss in connection with pain management treatment.  After a week- long trial, the jury deliberated for less than thirty minutes and returned a verdict in favor of Defendant finding Plaintiff did not sustain a permanent injury.  The jury also found Plaintiff was not entitled to economic loss in the form of unpaid medical expenses.