$6,000,000 verdict for elderly woman whose husband died in a fall at local hospital.
Jury demands additional safety measures be taken. The Plaintiff was with her husband of 50 years discussing their plans for the upcoming Valentine’s Day when her husband fell on an improperly marked stair at Mount Sinai Hospital. The stair was camouflaged with the surrounding area and did not meet the requirements of our local building codes. After the Plaintiff fell he fractured his hip and required hospitalization which ultimately led to his death. Prior to trial the hospital denied responsibility and failed to settle the case. After a week-long jury trial, the jury awarded $6,000,000 for pain and suffering and demanded that the hospital paint their stairs yellow, install a guardrail and rebuild the stairs according to code. Goldberg and Rosen is proud that these changes were made and that the Plaintiff had her day in court and her voice was heard.