On October 5, 2016 an $850,000 settlement was reached before Robert at Mediation.
On April 8, 2015 Plaintiff, a 42 year old construction worker was injured during the construction of a new building while installing the concrete stairs and landing sections. While a crane was hoisting the landing sections up to the third story where he was standing and swinging them for installation the delivery became erratic and began to swing uncontrollably. As a result Mr. Smith’s left arm became pinned between the construction material and the wall of the building causing his injuries. There were no protective safety devices and/or equipment in place or available to prevent the accident.
As a result of the incident Plaintiff sustained a radial shaft fracture with dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint requiring open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a left midshaft radial fracture and arthroscopic repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex to stabilize the distal radioulnar joint dislocation. He also sustained a partial tear of the posterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon of his left shoulder, fixed flexion deformity of the fifth digit of his left hand requiring PIP joint contracture release surgery and avulsion fracture of the superior aspect of the distal clavicle.