In this case Dr. Steward calculated the economic value of the plaintiff’s past and future lost wages. He calculated the economic value of past wage losses in two steps. First Dr. Steward determined the amount of past wage losses by subtracting the salary that the plaintiff would have earned had the accident not occurred from the amount actually earned. Second he calculated the economic value of past wage losses by accounting for inflation and interest rate factors. Dr. Steward calculated the economic value of future wages losses using a similar methodology. First in each year of the analysis Dr. Steward estimated the projected future wages from the plaintiff’s current employment. He then estimated the projected future income stream the plaintiff’s would have had had the accident not occurred. No future wage increases or job promotions are used to estimate either future projected income stream. Third Dr. Steward calculated expected future wage losses by adjusting the difference between the two income streams by life and work life expectancies and finally discounted by an appropriate interest rate factor.