Defendant Universal Maintenance was hired to clean the carpets at Plaintiff’s place of employment. Plaintiff contended that that Defendant cleaned the carpets but failed to place fans, butcher paper, or warning signs on the wet carpeting. Plaintiff walked onto the carpeting and then stepped onto a tile floor where she slipped and fell because he shoes were wet from the carpeting. Plaintiff sustained a fractured patella which required surgery. Due to weakened condition of her knee, she fell a second time and was required to undergo three more surgeries. Defendant denied it cleaned the carpets that day. The defense call three witnesses who testified that if Universal Maintenance had performed carpet cleaning on that date in question, an invoice would have been submitted to Plaintiff’s employer. No invoice was ever submitted.
Verdict: $355,958 after 40% off $593,264 ($124,897 medical expenses; $18,277 lost income; $200,000 past and future pain and suffering; $2000,000 past and future loss of normal life; $50,000 disfigurement)
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