A New Jersey man who lost his leg in a construction accident will receive $6.6 million to settle a lawsuit against two contractors.
Steven Pascucci, 47, was working as a laborer during a demolition project of a stable at the Bergen Equestrian Center in 2009 when he fell from a ladder. He landed on a cement pad and shatter both legs.
Pascucci later suffered complications, underwent a series of surgeries and eventually lost his right leg to an above-the-knee amputation last year.
In his lawsuit, Pascucci alleged that the ladders were too unstable and dangerous and should not have been used during demolition.
The two contractors for the demolition project -- JG Drywall LLC and Triple B Fabricating Inc., both of New Jersey -- recently agreed to pay a combined $6.6 million to settle the case.
Ross Feller Casey, LLP is the leading law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey when it comes to serious personal injury cases, including those that involve amputation injuries caused by accidents or medical negligence. Attorneys at the Philadelphia personal injury firm have a long list of seven- and eight-figure recoveries, many of them among the largest in the region.
Legal victories involving amputations include:
• A $23 million verdict for a woman who lost her legs as a result of medical errors. It was among the largest verdicts of its kind in Pennsylvania over the past decade (read about this case) .
• A $51 million verdict for a boy whose foot was torn off in a SEPTA escalator in Philadelphia (read about this case).
• A $20.8 million verdict for a podiatrist who had a foot amputated as a result of a misdiagnosed infection (read about this case).
• An $8 million recovery for a factory amputation injury.
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