$3,700,000 for an asbestos worker who fell from a scaffold

COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme Kings

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
41 year old asbestos worker

DESCRIPTION OF CASE
Plaintiff was on a scaffold removing asbestos from a school when he fell 15-20 feet as a result of unsecured scaffold planks.

INJURIES/DAMAGES
Lumbar disc herniations superimposed upon significant pre-existing disc degeneration. Plaintiff underwent several spinal surgeries. Defendants argued plaintiff's back surgeries were related to his degenerative spine condition caused by his prior employment as a Yucca picker in Ecuador, his manual labor and 6 subsequent motor vehicle accidents and not the fall from the scaffold. The case settled during trial.

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT AMOUNT
$3,700,000

NOTE
Jeffrey A. Block tried this case.