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$________ – Lumbar herniation and failed fusion – Fracture to dominant right wrist – Right patella fracture – Lisfranc fracture – Left scaphoid fracture – Waiver of approximately $________ compensation lien added to

Cook County, IL

The plaintiff, who had been a part-time Best Buy employee for approximately 1 ½ years, contended that the hydraulicly-operated ‘picker’ lift, which was designed and manufactured by the defendant, was defective because the defendant failed to provide a full body harness that would provide effective fall protection. The plaintiff used the lift to retrieve a tv from an elevated storage area in the store. He placed the picker in the general area of the television, and attached a lanyard to the only belt, with which the lift was equipped.

The plaintiff maintained that after rising in the lift, he left the platform and was on the Best Buy scaffolding storage platform. He located the tv, walked over to it, and started pulling the tv’s box. The box ripped when it was still on the storage platform, and the plaintiff took one step backward and fell off the storage platform. The lanyard, and its belt, were loose enough that the plaintiff fell to the ground, and as he fell, the belt went over his head.

The plaintiff contended that he suffered a fracture to the right, dominant wrist, a fracture to the scaphoid bone on the left wrist, a right patella fracture, and a Lisfranc fracture to a foot. The plaintiff also maintained that he sustained a lumbar herniation that dictated fusion surgery that failed.

The plaintiff maintained that the permanent pain and limitations are extensive.The case settled prior to trial for $________ plus the waiver of the worker’s comp lien by Best Buy, in the amount of $________.

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