$43,608,680 recovery obtained for 18 death and 61 survivor claims arising out of the Station nightclub fire, which occurred on February 20, 2003 in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
$42,000,000 recovery obtained for a Central American private bank defrauded by an investment advisor who diverted funds intended to purchase low risk government bonds into accounts controlled by the defendant. The recovery included the full amount diverted of $40,000,000.00, plus interest and consequential damage.
$13,600,000 recovery for internal and external catastrophic burns and impairment in product liability case.
$13,000,000 recovery obtained for three adults and their two minor sons who suffered fatal injuries in the crash of a private aircraft.
$10,250,000 resolution obtained for the death of an ironworker on a construction project.
$8,500,000 recovery for individual who suffered internal crush injuries on a construction site caused by an equipment operator.
$7,750,000 settlement for failure to timely deliver and provide appropriate neonatal resuscitation.
$7,500,000 recovery for construction site worker who was burned as a result of a propane gas explosion.
$7,500,000 recovery for plaintiff rendered quadriplegic after diving from a dock in a pond at commercial property.
$7,000,000 recovery for failure to timely perform a cesarean section causing brain damage to newborn.
$7,000,000 recovered for individual rendered quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle collision caused by unsafe roadway conditions created by a contractor.
$6,000,000 recovery for family of an ironworker killed during the disassembly of a structural steel assembly, recovered from the general contractor for its failure to properly plan, supervise and coordinate the disassembly.
$5,200,000 recovery obtained on behalf of the estates of a minor child and his mother for their deaths arising out of a private aircraft crash. The claims were brought against the owner of the aircraft based on negligent maintenance and control of the aircraft.
$5,100,000 recovery for a family of a woman who died due to projectile fired from less lethal launcher which hit unintended victim, causing penetrating injuries and death.
$4,750,000 recovery for the death of a laborer attached to a concrete panel that fell on construction jobsite.
$4,109,395 judgment, plus interest of $350,605.84 for a total amount of $4,460,000.80 obtained for plaintiff; eminent domain.
$4,100,000 recovery for individual who suffered airway burns and impairment in product liability-medical malpractice claim.
$4,100,000 recovery for severe airway burns to an individual when an endotracheal tube ignited during laser airway surgery for removal of benign vocal cord polyps.
$4,000,000 recovery for individual for cardiopulmonary arrest and severe permanent anoxic brain injury due to negligent removal of an endotracheal tube.
$4,000,000 recovery for plaintiff who suffered a traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
$3,788,235 for the estates of three individuals who perished as a result of a hotel fire due to inadequate emergency planning and response by the hotel.
$3,750,000 recovery for plaintiff who suffered serious and permanent injuries including a fracture of his right foot, a traumatic brain injury, and partial sight loss as a result of a head-on, high speed motor vehicle collision.
$3,700,000 recovery on arm and leg amputation in a product liability claim involving trenchveyor equipment.
$3,700,000 recovery for laborer who suffered arm and leg amputation by defective excavation equipment.
$3,673,015 recovery in death claim of estate of young woman struck and killed by a drunk driver. The claims were asserted against the driver and nightclub when the driver was served alcoholic beverages.
$3,645,000 recovery obtained on behalf of an ironworker who fell twenty feet from scaffolding rendering him a paraplegic.
$3,350,000 recovery for wrongful death of an individual who died from respiratory failure due to defendants’ failure to closely monitor her respiratory status.
$3,200,000 recovery in death claim of estate of individual struck and killed on roadside construction site caused by inadequate signage to protect individuals working on the site.
$3,100,000 recovery for family of an individual fatally injured on job when a heavy cylindrical piece of metal stock was ejected from a computer, striking worker’s head.
$3,000,000 recovery for individual who suffered C5 paraplegia in a single car motor vehicle accident.
$3,000,000 recovery for wrongful death of an individual from metastatic melanoma.
$3,000,000 recovery for individual who suffered C5 paraplegia in a single car
$2,900,000 recovery with guaranteed yield exceeding $5,000,000 for obstetrical malpractice arising from defendants’ failure to clearly document and communicate newborn mother’s gestational diabetes, and failure to timely diagnose and treat hypoglycemia in the newborn, resulting in brain damage.
$2,750,000 for the wrongful death of a union carpenter who was thrown from an aerial boom lift, which plaintiff alleged was defective.
$2,749,661 arbitration award for injuries suffered by an individual including removal of stomach, polyneuropathy and shortened life expectancy, arising from bariatric surgeon’s negligent follow-up care after gastric bypass surgery. medical malpractice
$2,747,000 recovery following arbitration for birth injuries including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, brain damage, right hemi paresis and acquired microcephaly. medical malpractice
$2,700,000 mediated settlement obtained on behalf of 31 year old union laborer who fell through a roof approximately 40 feet onto the top of an elevator car.
$2,700,000 verdict obtained for plaintiff for lower extremity injuries in motor vehicle collision with Boston Globe Delivery Truck.
$2,600,000 recovery obtained on behalf of a pile driver who received severe internal injuries when he was struck by a section of ductile iron pipe which had been pried loose by an excavator adjacent to the area where the pile driver was working.
$2,500,000 for severe crush injuries to plaintiff’s left arm when it was caught in a product while in the course of his employment.
$2,500,000 recovery for an individual who suffered crush injuries to upper extremity in motor vehicle accident, for which she underwent re-implantation surgery, followed by bilateral lower extremity compartment syndrome, compartment syndrome of upper non-injured extremity, infection and fascitis, requiring bilateral above knee amputation as a result of defendant vascular surgeon’s failure to perform primary amputation of upper extremity.
$2,500,000 recovery for hospitalized child who became permanently blind while under the care of defendant doctors who failed to timely assess, diagnose, monitor and treat significantly increased intracranial pressure.
$2,500,000 recovery for death of an individual by air embolism during pulmonary valve replacement surgery, due to defendant doctors’ failure to know that she had a patent foramen ovale which was documented in medical records and never repaired.
$2,500,000 recovery for 65 year old man whose dura was punctured during surgery for spinal stenosis causing spinal cord injury and neurological compromise.
$2,450,000 recovery for crush injuries to legs and midsection for plaintiff who exited a store on commercial property, was struck by a motor vehicle and crushed against a food stand in the entrance/exit area which did not have bollards.
$2,400,000 recovery for minor child due to defendant’s having lost the front portion of the child’s skull.
$2,300,000 for the estate of an ironworker who fell to his death in the collapse of perimeter structural steel then under construction.
$2,250,000 recovery in death claim of estate of plaintiff's late husband, a pedestrian, struck and killed by a motor vehicle.
$2,150,000 recovery for motorcyclist injured in motor vehicle collision resulting in numerous orthopedic injuries and head injury.
$2,100,000 recovery obtained for a roofer who suffered a burst fracture in a fall from scaffolding.
$2,070,000 recovery for the wrongful death of a woman who suffered a postpartum hemorrhage and cardiac arrest after defendants failed to provide blood and medications in a timely manner.
$2,000,000 settlement for wrongful death of a 42 year old married father of two minor children whose vital signs were not properly monitored after he underwent surgical repair for multiple facial fractures he sustained when a portable basketball hoop collapsed.
$2,000,000 recovery for individual who suffered facial and upper body permanent injuries caused by explosion of pressure vessel.
$2,000,000 recovery for negligent supervision of a minor.
$2,000,000 recovery for a woman arising out of the defendant’s failure to timely diagnose and treat breast cancer.
$2,000,000 recovery for woman arising from defendant gynecologist oncologist’s failure to diagnose 10 week pregnancy before proceeding with hysterectomy for rapidly growing pelvic mass, thought to be choriocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer.
$2,000,000 recovery with guaranteed yield exceeding $3,500,000 arising from defendant obstetricians’ failure to recognize and timely act upon nonreassuring fetal tracings and failure to timely deliver fetus by cesarean section, resulting in hypoxic encephalopathy requiring a permanent shunt, brain damage and cerebral palsy to newborn. Total payments of expected life term of minor plaintiff exceed $17,500,000.00.
$2,000,000 arbitration award for injuries suffered by a 62 year old man after elective laparoscopic mesenteric lymph node biopsy during which defendant negligently cut off the blood supply to the bowel, resulting in ischemia and death of bowel tissue.
$2,000,000 recovery for injuries suffered by a minor who was injured and sustained mid-shaft fractures of his left tibia and fibula. Due to defendants’ negligence, he suffered transmetatarsal amputation of his left foot, soft tissue necrosis, permanent loss and damage to nerves, necrotizing vasculitis and permanent scarring and disfigurement.
$1,990,000 recovery for failure to recognize the malignant potential of a calcified mucocele of the appendix in a 54 year old man, resulting in his death.
$1,900,000 recovery for an individual who suffered spinal cord compression and paraparesis as a result of defendant neurosurgeon’s failure to securely reattach his lamina after cervical surgery.
$1,850,000 recovery for wrongful death of a man from a failure to timely and properly treat the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis.
$1,815,000 verdict for failure to timely diagnose and treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, originating as a thyroid mass, resulting in death of a 29 year old male. With statutory interest, total judgment was $2,592,546.
$1,800,000 recovery obtained for a sheet metal worker who injured both hands on a power rolling machine which plaintiff alleged had a negligently guarded foot pedal and which had been improperly wired.
$1,800,000 recovery obtained for an ironworker who suffered orthopedic injuries when he slipped and fell 18’ while working on decking at project site.
$1,750,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a 52 year old male from a pulmonary embolism as a result of defendant’s negligent failure to order a D-dimer test “STAT” and failure to send the decedent for immediate evaluation to rule in or rule out pulmonary embolism when decedent visited defendant’s office with a history of immobility and complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath.
$1,750,000 recovery for failure to pre-oxygenate and adequately monitor respiratory status and cardiac status in connection with intubation; failure to appropriately conduct cardiac arrest resuscitation.
$1,750,000 recovery for fatality and product liability rollover claim involving sports utility vehicle against major automotive manufacturer.
$1,700,000 recovery obtained for a laborer who suffered a fall in a concrete shaft due to a platform collapse resulting in numerous leg and back fractures.
$1,600,000 recovered for the estate of a child who was killed while she was a passenger in an automobile being driven by her parent when it was struck by a city fire truck responding to an emergency in wrongful death
$1,600,000 recovered for the estate of a child who was killed while she was a in an automobile being driven by her parent when it was struck by a city fire truck responding to an emergency.
$1,500,000 for construction worker who suffered injuries to his head, neck, arms and legs when he fell on a construction site.
$1,500,000 recovery for motor vehicle collision resulting in traumatic brain injury.
$1,500,000 settlement by mediation for wrongful death of a 35 year old woman from a delay in treating pulmonary embolism.
$1,500,000 settlement by mediation for wrongful death of a 32 year old widow resulting from negligent performance of laparoscopic gastric banding procedure.
$1,500,000 jury verdict on death claim involving bicyclist struck by truck rounding bend in road. motor vehicle collision
$1,500,000 recovery for utility worker injured in explosion caused by excavating company disrupting natural gas line resulting in gas leak.
$1,400,000 recovery for pedestrian who was struck by a school bus while crossing the street. accident
$1,400,000 recovery on death claim in unintended acceleration product liability case against major auto manufacturer.
$1,400,000 recovery for individual burned by a defective product at his place of employment.
$1,300,000 recovery for the death of a motorcyclist when struck and killed by a motor vehicle.
$1,300,000 verdict and judgment on upper extremity electrocution and nerve damage claim.
$1,300,000 recovery for the death of a motorcyclist when struck and killed by a motor vehicle accident
$1,300,000 judgment obtained for a laborer who received an electric shock due to the defendant’s failure to de-energize power to the trench in which the plaintiff laborer was instructed to work.
$1,250,000 recovery for family of an individual who was struck and killed by a truck operated on a night construction project.
$1,250,000 recovery for individual involved in a motor vehicle accident and rendered a paraplegic by the damage to his spinal column incurred in the accident.
$1,228,000 recovery for the family of a plumber who fell 25 feet to his death from an unprotected roof edge.
$1,200,000 recovery in claim of negligent security in apartment complex leading to abduction and death of five year old boy.
$1,200,000 recovery for plaintiff who suffered multiple fractures when struck by a motor vehicle which entered an unsafe construction site which was not adequately protected from motor vehicles traveling on the roadway.
$1,130,000 plus waiver of worker’s compensation lien, for family of a delivery man who suffered fatal injuries in a fall from the unguarded perimeter of a metal stairway under construction at commercial premises.
$1,100,000 recovery for failure to properly treat married father of two minor children resulting in his death by suicide.
$1,100,000 recovery for the death of a 32 year old woman who inadvertently entered an unmarked and unsecured doorway at a bar, lost her footing, fell, and suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and bilateral temporal fracture. Plaintiff alleged negligence on the part of the property owner, as well as the owner/operator of the bar.
$1,090,000 recovery for family of an ironworker who fell from a building perimeter arising from a claim that the general contractor failed to plan for and supervise adequate fall protection.
$1,050,000 recovery for family of a pipefitter who fell from a scissor lift arising from a claim that the scissor lift was defective because of the absence of proper guarding at the access to the lift platform.
$1,000,000 recovery for an ironworker who seriously injured his back when he was pushed off a flatbed trailer by a drifting precast column during its offloading.
$1,000,000 recovery for ironworker’s claim against general contractor for the ironworker’s fall from a collapsing beam.
$990,000 recovery obtained for an electrician/apprentice who was injured when a large temporary power distribution box fell on his foreleg.
$950,000 recovery obtained for laborer who incurred head injuries when struck by rolling pipe on a construction site.
$940,000 obtained for ironworker in a claim for damages resulting from his impalement on rebar rods after a fall.
$909,000 obtained for an unmarried, childless demolition worker killed in the collapse of a structure he was in the process of demolishing.
$900,000 recovery on product liability claim involving defective tires on motorcycle which caused death to husband and injuries to wife.
$900,000 recovery on arm injury claim arising out of product liability conveyor belt claim.
$900,000 recovery in a product liability suit on behalf of a production line worker who became entangled in a processing machine’s conveyor system.
$900,000 recovery for worker who fell from raised platform of cement mixer truck and suffered orthopedic and neurological injuries.
$900,000 recovery for ironworker’s claims of negligent operation of a crane which resulted in the ironworker’s fall from a beam.
$870,000 recovery for truck driver/delivery person who was injured in a motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment when the driver of another vehicle negligently operated her vehicle by causing it to collide with a truck being operated by the plaintiff.
$800,000 settlement for failure to timely diagnose and treat esophageal perforation resulting in the wrongful death of a 78 year old man.
$800,000 recovery for 56 year old man who was hit by defendant’s vehicle while he was in crosswalk resulting in multiple fractures but no surgery. pedestrian - motor vehicle accident
$750,000 recovery against public transportation authority arising out of amputation of lower extremity in fall out of train door.
$750,000 recovery arising out of burns to hand in propane gas explosion case.
$750,000 recovery for the estate of a woman arising out of motor vehicle-tractor trailer collision on Route 95.
$750,000 recovery for an ironworker with a serious ankle injury caused by a fall from an out of code job-made wooden ladder.
$750,000 recovery for the estate of disabled woman who was struck by a vehicle while crossing a roadway. pedestrian/motor vehicle collision -wrongful death
$750,000 recovered for the estate of an elderly man from a dairy which provided tainted milk consumed by the decedent.
$750,000 recovery obtained for an ironworker as a result of his fall from a column at a height of 15 feet on a construction site.
$740,000 obtained for the wrongful death of a laborer arising from a claim against a general contractor for failing to enforce fall protection.
$721,500 arbitration award in connection with truck/motor vehicle collision causing herniated disc and impairment.
$710,000 recovery in connection with fall on stairway.
$700,000 recovery for an ironworker who sustained multiple injuries from a 32 foot fall caused when he tripped over the head of a bolt attaching a bent plate to the top flange of the beam.
$675,000 obtained for an electrician who fell as a result of poor housekeeping on a construction site suffering head injuries.
$670,000 recovery from an auto manufacturer for injuries suffered in a vehicle rollover arising out of the vehicle’s faulty design.
$650,000 recovery on unintended acceleration product liability claim against major auto manufacturer.
$650,000 obtained for a carpenter who suffered knee and back injuries in a six foot fall from a plank walkway which tipped while he was using it to access his worksite.
$620,000 recovery obtained for a construction worker who slipped on oil and muck, falling 4 ½ feet into a pit.
$605,000 recovery for the death of a tavern patron who was pushed down a set of stairs and suffered a fatal head injury as a result of an altercation which took place outside the tavern.
$600,000 recovery for pedestrian who suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle while attempting to cross the street.
$600,000 recovery for upper and lower extremity injuries arising out of roller skating rink roof collapse during snowstorm.
$600,000 recovery arising out of scaffolding collapse and lower extremity injuries.
$600,000 recovery for the death of a minor who drowned in a pool while participating in a recreational swim session.
$600,000 recovery for individual who fell from a fixed ladder at his workplace premises and suffered injuries to both his feet and ankles.
$600,000 recovery for developmentally disabled individual who suffered from neurological disorder and a seizure disorder who was allowed to remain without medical assistance for 24 hours at a group home.
$600,000 recovery in a product liability claim involving toy rocket which caused significant loss of vision in left eye of a minor child.
$600,000 recovery for ironworker’s claims of inadequate housekeeping and unsafe work premises which resulted in the ironworker’s fall from a rebar cage.
$600,000 recovered for an electrician who suffered heel and foot injuries in a fall from a fixed ladder while attempting to close a roof hatch on commercial premises, asserting negligent design and installation of the roof hatch.
$580,000 recovery for individual for upper and lower extremity injuries arising out of fall at residential premises.
$575,000 recovered for an elevator constructor who suffered a partial amputation of and crush injuries to his major hand while installing a hydraulic freight elevator, asserting defective design and manufacture of the elevator.
$550,000 recovery arising out of upper extremity injuries in slip and fall on barge-Jones Act Admiralty claim.
$500,000 settlement for wrongful death of a 44 year old woman arising from defendants’ negligent failure to communicate with each other regarding decedent’s abnormal ultrasound and proposed treatment plan and their failure to inform decedent that differential diagnosis of decedent’s ovarian mass included ovarian cancer and as such, required immediate diagnostic testing to rule in/out cancer.
$500,000 recovery on a death claim on behalf of an apprentice elevator mechanic arising from his fall from a defectively designed access ladder.
$500,000 recovery of an ironworker’s claim for damages after being struck by a negligently operated crane on a construction site.
$500,000 recovered for an ironworker struck by the swing of the counterweight of a mobile truck being used for steel erection causing rotator cuff injuries.
$500,000 recovery of an ironworker’s claim for damages after tripping on an insulating blanket and suffering a knee injury construction site accident
$490,000 recovery of an ironworker’s claims of construction site negligence resulting from injuries he received after he stepped into an unmarked, uncovered 10 inch diameter hole in a concrete slab.
$475,000 recovery on behalf of a welder/machinist brought against the parent company of plaintiff’s employer arising from the entrapment of plaintiff’s arm in a conveyor belt system at plaintiff’s place of employment.
$460,000 obtained for a telecommunications worker suffering knee and ankle injuries as the result of a fall on a defective stair tread.
$450,000 recovery obtained for an HVAC maintenance mechanic who slipped from a fixed ladder at defendant’s premises allegedly because of soapy material left on the floor, adjacent to the ladder, by defendant.
$450,000 recovery obtained for a laborer/welder for severe injuries caused to his minor arm during a welding procedure at plaintiff’s place of employment.
$450,000 recovery for an ironworker for injuries received by him upon the collapse of concrete form work causing the ironworker to jump to the concrete slab below.
$450,000 recovery obtained for an apprentice electrician for injuries he sustained when his hand contacted an energized metal door which had a defective welding lead draped over it.
$438,000 recovery for a drywall installer who suffered an ankle fracture against the general contractor when his scissor lift tipped over after one of its wheels traveled into a 2 ½ inch deep depression in the concrete roof of a building under construction.
$437,500 recovered from a product manufacturer for an electrician who received burns to both arms when a piece of electrical equipment, adjacent to the equipment on which he was working, created an arc flash resulting from a stray wire intruding through a gap in the cover of the electrical device.
$435,000 obtained for an ironworker as a result of injuries incurred in a fall at a construction site as a result of inadequate perimeter fall protection.
$432,000 obtained for an electrician who suffered knee and hip injuries when his leg sank into allegedly improperly compacted soil on a construction site which had been trenched and compacted by other trades.
$425,000 obtained for an ironworker who fell from a concrete box beam suffering a comminuted interarticular fracture of his talus.
$400,000 recovery for facial trauma resulting in nose fracture with loss of the sense of smell as a result of rear-end collision.
$400,000 settlement for 72 year old female who alleged that her annual mammograms were incorrectly reviewed, interpreted, and reported by five defendant radiologists in the same practice resulting in a delay in diagnosis and progression of plaintiff’s breast cancer from stage I to stage III with decreased chance of ten year survival.
$400,000 obtained for an ironworker who fell two stories from structural steel suffering a fractured wrist and soft tissue neck and back injuries.
$400,000 obtained for an electrician who injured his ankle on a fall from a ladder.
$400,000 obtained for a sheet metal worker who twisted his knee, requiring surgery, on snow and ice on a construction site.
$400,000 obtained for an operating engineer as a result of his fall from slurry tanks on a construction site.
$400,000 obtained for the wrongful death of an unmarried ironworker with no dependents who fell from the exterior of a high rise building under construction.
$375,000 obtained for an ironworker who suffered a fractured pelvis in a 20 foot fall from the unguarded roof of a school under construction.
$375,000 obtained for a sheet metal worker who suffered injuries to his back and knee from a fall from scaffolding.
$340,000 obtained for an ironworker who suffered orthopedic and neurological injuries resulting from a fall through unsecured decking.
$325,000 for an ironworker for his fall from moving staging on which a different trade had left an oily residue.
$325,000 for a sprinkler fitter who stepped into an uncovered, unguarded and unmarked hole in a poorly lit work area.
$320,000 for an insulator who suffered a broken femur when the railing of a work platform failed causing a 12 foot fall.
$300,000 obtained for an ironworker who suffered soft tissue back injuries, as well as thumb and shoulder injuries as a result of a one story fall from collapsed decking.
$300,000 obtained for an ironworker who suffered a shoulder injury as a result of a six foot fall from staging.
$300,000 obtained for an electrician who suffered a leg fracture when he twisted his knee by stepping on a piece of copper pipe which had been carelessly discarded and left to roll underneath his step ladder.
$300,000 btained for a sheet metal worker struck on the back by falling duct work, causing soft tissue and neurological damage.
$275,000 obtained for a roofer who suffered leg injuries in a fall from a lift.
$275,000 obtained for ironworker who suffered a right humerus fracture when he slipped from a wet job site ladder.
$275,000 obtained for a concrete pumper whose leg was broken by a falling wooden wall which was under the control of a carpenter.
$275,000 obtained for an ironworker alleging rotator cuff damage when he strained his shoulder in attempting to restrain a glass panel being installed with use of a boom lift.
$275,000 obtained for a dump truck driver alleging bilateral knee injuries when his vehicle was struck, on a construction site, by another construction vehicle.
$262,500 obtained for an ironworker who worsened his pre-existing back condition by slipping on form release oil at a construction site.
$260,000 obtained for a mason who was struck and knocked off a construction ladder by falling masonry from above.
$250,000 obtained for a truck driver who was struck in the back by wooden pallets which fell from a forklift being operated by defendant’s employee.
$250,000 obtained for an electrician who fractured lumbar vertebrae and his minor wrist when he stumbled backwards over the edge of a roof, which lacked perimeter guarding, falling 35 feet to the ground below.
$250,000 obtained for an electrician who received an electric shock and orthopedic injuries as a result of a negligently installed light fixture.
$250,000 obtained for an electrician as a result of electric shock received from a defective power switch.
$250,000 obtained for a production worker whose hand was caught in a moving conveyor belt which was inadequately guarded.
$250,000 obtained for an ironworker who fell 12 feet resulting in a fractured vertebra.
$250,000 obtained for a pipefitter who tripped on a piece of carelessly discarded debris at a construction site resulting in a disc herniation at L5-S1.
$240,000 obtained for an ironworker who suffered an ACL tear requiring surgical reconstruction when he slipped on wet fireproofing materials.
$210,000 obtained for a sheet metal worker who lost his right index finger when his hand was drawn into a power roller machine.
$200,000 obtained for an ironworker who suffered leg and shoulder injuries in a one story fall when his lanyard hook failed.
$200,000 obtained for a pipefitter who suffered a disc injury in his back when he slipped on discarded debris at a construction site.