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Patient: Hospital staff was negligent in allowing him to fall
A $500,000 verdict was awarded by a District of Columbia jury in a medical malpractice case. Ricardo Alexander, who suffered from pre-existing peripheral neuropathy and diabetes-related conditions, had sued Providence Hospital, alleging that the hospital failed to perform a fall risk assessment prior to requiring him to stand for an X-ray. Alexander had been admitted with high blood pressure, high blood glucose and generalized weakness. When he stood for the X-ray, he fell and suffered a femoral fracture, which had to be stabilized with hardware. Alexander claimed a gait disorder as a result of the fracture. The hospital had argued that standard of care treatment was provided and that Alexander assumed the risk when he agreed to the X-ray.
Alexander v. Providence Hospital
District of Columbia
Plaintiff: Painted concrete at hotel was hazardous when wet
A woman was awarded $300,000 by a federal jury for injuries sustained in a fall. Lynda Salcido was staying at the Marriott Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South in April 2013. It was a rainy and windy day when, after stepping out of a cab at the hotel, she slipped on a painted concrete surface and fell on her right hip, resulting in a hip fracture. She sued several entities associated with the hotel, alleging that, just prior to the incident, the hotel had removed safety mats that had been used to cover the slippery entranceway. Salcido also argued that the hotel was aware that the painted concrete was dangerous when wet. The defense had asserted that the slip resistance of the surface was adequate and that Salcido contributed to the fall.
Salcido v. Marriott International Inc.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division
Six-week training classes exposed man to asbestos: suit
A man who claimed he was exposed to asbestos while attending a six-week training program in 1974 was awarded $8,114,167 by a Baltimore jury. Patrick Rossello, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2013, had sued Lloyd E. Mitchell Inc. (LEMI), alleging that his mesothelioma could be traced back to asbestos exposure while attending the training program at a large bank building that was under renovation. LEMI was a contractor on the job. LEMI denied liability and argued that its work on the construction site did not involve asbestos products. The award against LEMI was later reduced due to a directed liability verdict on its cross-claims against two settling defendants, with judgment entered against LEMI in the amount of $2,682,847.
Rossello v. Union Carbide Corp.
D.C. Metro Verdicts
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