Popick vs. Louisville Ladder Co.
Ohio, Carroll County Court of Common Pleas No. 15113-80-3
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT: SCAFFOLD: COLLAPSE: BRAIN DAMAGE: LOSS OF CONSORTIUM: $1,500,000 verdict for a 40-year old ironworker for severe injuries sustained in a fall from a scaffold manufactured by defendant.
Plaintiff was standing on the portion of the scaffold extending beyond one of its two support points, known as the cantilever section. The cantilever buckled beneath plaintiff causing him to fall 30 feet to the ground. Plaintiff claimed that the scaffold was inadequately designed to support a person on the cantilever and that defendant have instructed and warned of this danger. Plaintiff suffered fractured ribs, lung damage, significant hearing loss and severe head injuries and brain damage rendering him unable to work. Medical specials, including three brain surgeries totaled $17,000. The award includes $350,000 for plaintiff’s loss of consortium.
Verdict for Plaintiff: $1,500,000.00