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ARTICLE ID 8588

$________ Negligent construction - Balcony collapses causing the plaintiff to fall - Beam glanced the vagina and she suffered two vaginal lacerations.

Medina County, Ohio

The plaintiff was standing on a balcony while a social guest in a home. The balcony collapsed and the injuring the plaintiff. The defendants deny any negligence.

On May 27, ________, the plaintiff was attending a housewarming party as a guest of the owner of the home. She was standing on a four foot by eight foot balcony adjacent to the bedroom of the home.

The balcony was suspended 11 fee above the ground. While the plaintiff was standing on the balcony it collapsed and she fell.

During the course of the fall, one of the beams glanced off the plaintiff’s vagina giving her two vaginal lacerations. The balcony was constructed by the defendants, an Amish builder and subcontractor. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants were negligent in the construction of the balcony. The plaintiff contended that there was negligent construction and negligent bracing which resulted in the collapse of the balcony.

@TITLEHD = DEFENDANTS’ CONTENTIONS’ p 7 3 The defendants denied any wrongdoing. The defendants maintained that the balcony passed the building inspection approximately four years prior to the incident and as a result they were not liable.

The plaintiff incurred approximately $________ in medical expenses.

Although the plaintiff was married, there was no per quod claim by the plaintiff’s spouse.

At the conclusion of the trial in this matter, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendants. The jury awarded damages in the amount of $________.

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