Unwitnessed fall results in multi-million dollar settlement
A 34-year-old Lemont pipefitter who was injured when he tripped and fell on stairs at a newly opened commercial office building in Western Springs will receive $2.1 million in a settlement, which was approved Wednesday by a Cook County judge. Steven Brocken suffered an ankle sprain, which required surgery and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in his left foot and ankle according to his attorney, William S. Wojcik of Oak Lawn. The fall was unwitnessed. Mr. Brocken alleged that his fall was caused by a high stair riser in a rear stairwell at the building. The settlement ended a lawsuit that had been filed in 2006 against the building's owner, 800 Hillgrove LLC., its general contractor, Everett Builders and several sub-contractors. Trial in the cases had been set to begin March 3, 2010 and was expected to last two weeks in Cook County Circuit Court.
The case is entitled:
Steven Brocken v. Everett Builders, Inc., et al
Court No.: 06 L 915
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A lawsuit filed by William S. Wojcik on behalf of the family of Dominic Duran, a 14-year-old high school freshman baseball player who collapsed during a practice and died 10 days later was featured on the CBS television affiliate WBBM-TV channel 2 news on Monday, April 3, 2006. The suit alleged that the Oak Lawn School District failed to use a readily available Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to resuscitate the student-athletic after he stopped breathing. For the latest details, please click on the attached link:
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