$950,000 Settlement for Injury Sustained from FallJanuary 1, 2016
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, PC in Denville, NJ, announces a $950,000.00 settlement for a trip and fall.
Plaintiff is a 57 year old female. In July of 2014, Plaintiff exited a store and stepped in a pothole in the parking lot, twisting her right foot and causing her to to fall on both knees to the ground.
Plaintiff sustained a partial chip/avulsion fracture of the medial aspect of the tip of the lateral malleolus of the right ankle, tears of both the medial and lateral menisci and a partial thickness radial tearing of the posterior horn of the root attachment with peripheral extrusion of the meniscal body and an undersurface lineral articulating tear of the posterior horn extending into its junction with the meniscal body. Plaintiff ultimately underwent three (3) separate surgeries with respect to her left knee: arthroscopy with partial medial and lateral meniscectomies in September 2014, a total knee replacement in March of 2015 and a second left total knee revision surgery in September 2015. In November 2015 Plaintiff underwent a spinal nerve block for the knee to help relieve her pain.
In addition to the injuries sustained to her ankle and knees, Plaintiff also sustained injuries to her neck and back. She underwent approximately ten cervical trigger point injections as well as lumbar trigger point injections. She remains under the care of a pain management doctor specializing in pharmacology.
The case was settled prior to a mediation hearing and trial for the amount of $950,000.00.