The defendant, Boston Housing Authority, was found to be 100% liable for the incident which resulted in the permanent disability of an EMT. The pre-trial offer to settle was $3,000.
Boston, Mass.: Justice served! Keches Law Group has obtained another winning verdict, this time in Suffolk County. Since the reopening of the Courts in April 2021, Keches Law Group has obtained more jury verdicts on behalf of its clients than any other firm in Massachusetts, according to Mass Lawyers Weekly, along with the largest verdict in Massachusetts for 2020.
On Wednesday, September 1st, a Suffolk County jury awarded $612,277 to a 34-year-old emergency medical technician who was seriously injured in July 2017 while transporting a patient up a flight of stairs at a Boston Housing Authority property. The pre-trial offer to settle was $3,000. According to case #1984CV00157, during the transport of the patient in a stair chair device, the plaintiff tripped on a loose stair tread and fell, landing on her left knee. The stair chair, with the patient in it, weighing about 200 pounds, landed on her left leg, pinning her.
This incident had significant ramifications. The plaintiff suffered severe injuries to her left knee, left hip, and low back. Since the July 2017 incident, she has been totally disabled from returning to work.
One of the plaintiff’s co-workers assisting with the patient transport took a video of the loose stair tread immediately after the incident which was shown to the jury at trial. The Boston Housing Authority maintenance superintendent testified that he had inspected the building and the stairs five days earlier and had not observed the defective stair tread.
The jury found the Boston Housing Authority 100% liable for the incident and the plaintiff’s injuries.
Attorney Charlotte Glinka, a partner at Keches Law Group, represented the plaintiff.
“Although the plaintiff’s serious injuries have changed her life forever, today’s verdict will assist her in moving on from this terrible incident,” said Attorney Glinka.
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