$2,250,000 Awarded to Women Injured at New York Sports Club

DATE OF VERDICT
2006-04-21

COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme New York

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
30 year old human resource manager for Bear Sterns was injured 6/6/03 while receiving personal training at a Health Club.

DESCRIPTION OF CASE
Plaintiff was receiving personal training at a Health Club and was stair climbing using a 50 pound weight vest. Plaintiff only weighed 130 pounds at the time of this incident. After completing the exercises, Plaintiff complained of muscle soreness. She first treated 3 days later when she complained of low back pain to her doctor. After MRI testing showed a herniated disc in her back, Plaintiff had surgery, followed by a second back fusion surgery.

INJURIES/DAMAGES
Lumbar disc herniation requiring 2 back surgeries.

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT AMOUNT
$2,250,000

NOTE
This case was handled by Jeffrey A. Block