Defense Verdict - Construction Case

Bill Keville and Chris George have another trial success to their credit.  A Suffolk County jury recently rejected a $3 million claim against their general contractor client.  The plaintiff was injured in a workplace accident.  His claims included failure to provide a reasonably safe work site, failure to properly sequence the work and negligent failed to inspect another subcontractor’s work.  Plaintiff claimed that he suffered a bacterial infection requiring open-heart surgery.  Plaintiff’s expert testified that he would need two additional open-heart procedures.  Plaintiff sought to introduce over $550,000 in special damages.  Bill and Chris persuaded the jury to return a defense verdict on the basis that no proximate cause existed between the alleged negligence and the claimed injuries.

 

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