Traumatic Back Injury Results in $3,260,000 Jury Verdict (Including $1,600,000 for Pain and Suffering); Appeals Court Rejects Defense Claim for $400,000 Reduction for Future Social Securuty Disability

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Gerard Malloy had been an elevator mechanic for many years at 14 Wall Street in Manhattan when, on July 21, 2004, he tripped and fell over an air handler cover that had been left on the floor. He was thrown several feet and struck his back against nearby stairs.

Diagnosed with herniated discs at L3-4, Malloy was forced to undergo fusion surgery...

...Malloy had been earning $90,000 a year with full union benefits but was never able to return to work due to his injuries. While the building owner and operator denied they were negligent in maintaining the area and creating a dangerous condition, a Manhattan jury disagreed and found them 100% at fault.

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