$575,000 Trip & Fall

March 25th, 2024 Results

A 73 old factory worker had an unwitnessed fall in a Brooklyn vegetable market sustaining fractures of her foot requiring surgery.  She ultimately died from heart failure after being placed on dialysis.  We retained a prominent kidney doctor who supported our position that dialysis was needed because of an infection caused by the fractures impaired kidney function and ultimately, caused death from a heart attack all of which related back to the fall.  Our position on damages was strongly disputed by defense who considered the dialysis and heart attack to be unrelated to the fall and that there was no responsibility for the fall about which our client knew very little.  The Kings County case resolved at Mediation.