$18 Million Verdict for Construction Worker Who Fell from a Defective Scaffold

Construction Worker Injury

After several weeks of trial Phil Russotti obtained a verdict in excess of $18 million dollars on behalf of a 42 year old construction laborer and his wife. The laborer fell three stories from a defective scaffold and suffered comminuted fractures of his left calcaneus, osteomyelitis in the left heel and a painful neuroma in his foot. We proved at trial that the continuing pain and need to be non-weight bearing for an extended time altered his gait and mechanics of his back, which ultimately caused a herniated disc requiring laser surgery. We also proved that the herniation caused damage to nerve roots leading to the pudendal nerve which innervates the penis and as a result he became impotent.

Phil was able to connect the various injuries and prove that the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life were unusually extensive. He also obtained an extremely large loss of consortium verdict on behalf of plaintiff's wife. She was awarded $1,000,000.00 for past loss of consortium and $2,000,000.00 for future loss of consortium. The awards are on appeal.

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