Brain Injury from Poorly Designed Stairs

Our client, a 69-year-old window blinds installer was working at the Defendant’s home, when he exited through a side door and fell down an adjacent stairway. He sustained a traumatic brain injury, thirteen skull fractures, severe cognitive and behavioral deficits, impaired executive brain function, hearing loss, impaired speech, memory impairment, emotional dysfunction, loss of balance and coordination, impaired vision, confusion, depression, sexual dysfunction, disorientation, and inability to orientate to reality. The stairway presented an unreasonable risk of harm because it was no more than five inches from the doorway and was unprotected, and there were no warnings alerting someone to the presence of the stairway in proximity to the door. The verdict has helped our client and his wife acclimate to his new normal from his resulting TBI.

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