Court Awards Tenant $5 Million After Injury from Ceiling Collapse
LVT Number: #31191
Tenant sued prior and current landlords for damages after she was injured in her apartment. The building had been sold six days before the incident. Part of the ceiling collapsed on her, and she suffered tendon and ligament tears in her right ankle and herniated discs that required a two-day spinal fusion surgery. She also suffered pain and limitation of movement. After trial a jury awarded tenant $1 million for past pain and suffering, $6 million for future pain and suffering, and $7 million for future medical expenses.