Frank J. Lombardo, attorney with Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, settled this matter during discovery. The plaintiff, who was 37 years old at the time of the accident, was on four-story-high scaffold performing demolition in an elevator shaft when it collapsed. This caused him to fall approximately 50 feet into the basement.
The plaintiff sustained tears of the bicep and rotator cuff. Both required surgical intervention that consisted of arthroscopic subacromial decompression and debridements of the tears. The defendants contended that the plaintiff’s injuries were degenerative in nature, and that he had no residual injuries.