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ARTICLE ID 195949

$________ CONFIDENTIAL – CONSTRUCTION SITE NEGLIGENCE – PLAINTIFF IS STRUCK BY A METAL PIPE THROWN DOWN FROM ABOVE BY EMPLOYEE – CLOSED HEAD INJURY – CERVICAL SPINAL FRACTURES – SURGERY REQUIRED.

Withheld County, MA

In this construction site matter, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant contractor was negligent when one of its employees threw a metal pipe down from above the plaintiff, which struck him in the head. As a result of the negligence, the plaintiff suffered head injuries that required surgery, and have left him with permanent injuries. The defendant disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages, particularly as it related to permanency.

The 53-year-old male plaintiff, a carpenter, was employed on a construction site in Boston on October 7, ________. As the plaintiff was working, he was struck in the head by a large metal pipe that was thrown down from above by one of the defendant contractor’s employees. Despite having a hard hat on his head, the force of the impact caused the plaintiff to suffer significant head trauma. The plaintiff was diagnosed with fractures and dislocation of his cervical spine, and had to undergo spinal fusion surgery. He also suffered a closed head injury that left him with cognitive deficits and damage to the bones in his inner ear, which also required surgery. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant contractor alleging negligence by its employee, which resulted in the plaintiff’s injuries and damages.

The defendant stipulated to liability, but disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages. The defendant opined that the plaintiff did not suffer permanent injuries as a result of the incident.The parties agreed to resolve the plaintiff’s complaint in a confidential settlement agreement for the sum of $________.

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