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Tag Archives: Compression Fracture

Huge Increase in Pain and Suffering Damages Award for Construction Worker in Ladder Fall Accident

Posted in Back Injuries, Wrist Injuries

On June 3, 2005 Carlos Cano fell to the ground from the fourth rung of an unsecured ladder he was using to caulk the exterior walls of a gas station construction site in Cortlandt Manor. Mr. Cano, then 33 years old, had been employed by the project’s general contractor which specialized in the construction of… Continue Reading

Lumbar Compression Fracture from Trip and Fall Results in $20,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict – Increased on Appeal to $90,000

Posted in Back Injuries

On November 15, 2003, Conchita Ortiz tripped and fell over a building entryway’s improperly raised half-step platform-like structure at 975 Walton Avenue in the Bronx. She sustained a lumbar compression fracture and in her ensuing lawsuit, the jury found that the building owner was negligent (and that plaintiff was too – each was held to… Continue Reading

Head and Neck Injuries from Falling Tree – $2,600,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced on Appeal Without Explanation to $1,350,000

Posted in Surprising Damage Verdicts

On March 6, 1997, Louis Ferrigno, a 29 year old carpenter, was driving on a county road in New York when a large tree fell onto his car and crushed it causing him severe head and neck injuries. Ten years later his case against the county for negligence came to trial. His claim was based… Continue Reading