Paralyzed Man Receives Verdict for $48,000,000
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
A jury on Thursday returend a $48 million verdict compensating a man paralyzed from the waist down after falling 17 feet fall from a ladder while working at a steel mill on November 20, 2004. The man fell due to the negligence of a contractor that left the ladder covered with refractory concrete. The injured worker cannot directly sue his employer -- in this case the steel mill -- but he was able to sue Minteq, the third part contractor and he will probably only be able to collect $24 million of the $48 million as the jury also found his employer 50% at fault. The verdict is believed to be an Indiana record.