3/8/2024 – Ramirez v. 255 West 108th Street Corp.
After plaintiff was awarded statutory liability under Labor Law section 240(1), a trial on damages was held, where plaintiff alleged injuries to his cervical spine, requiring anterior-fusion of the C4 and C5 disc levels; lumbar spine, requiring posterior and anterior fusion of the L4, L5, and S1 disc levels; and a knee injury requiring arthroscopic surgery. At trial, Andrea Camacho established to the jury that plaintiff’s fall was not a substantial factor in causing the alleged injuries, all of which were argued to be pre-existing in nature, resulting in a defense verdict with no monetary award for any of the alleged injuries.