$2,200,000 For Plumber's Assistant Injured In Ladder Fall On Site Of New Construction

COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme Court, Kings County

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
At the time of the accident Plaintiff was a 38 year old plumber's assistant.

DESCRIPTION OF CASE
At the time of the accident Plaintiff was on an A-frame ladder feeding a vertical heating pipe through a circular cut-out in the floor of a multi-story residential new construction. The ladder became unsteady, wobbled and fell causing Plaintiff to fall approximately 7 feet to the ground.

The plaintiff's motion for summary judgment on liability was granted.

DAMAGES
Plaintiff suffered a comminuted fracture of the left forearm requiring surgical implantation of a metal plate and metal screws. Subsequently Plaintiff developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy - a chronic debilitating pain syndrome - and had to undergo operative removal of the surgical hardware in his arm. Plaintiff also suffered herniations to lumbar discs that required injection therapy.

SETTLEMENT

The parties reached a negotiated settlement of $2,200,000.

The case was handled by Partner Daniel P. O'Toole and Associate Scott Occhiogrosso.