In mid-December of 2021, Abraham Watkins associates Chris Mahfouz and myself obtained a $7.1 million jury verdict for a client who was injured while working as a nurse’s aide in a nursing home. The client was transferring a bariatric patient from bed to wheelchair when the wheelchair brakes failed. As a result of the incident, the client suffered severe injuries that ultimately necessitated a life-altering neck surgery.
At trial, the jury saw evidence that the nursing home: (1) failed to train nursing aides at the facility on the specific transfer protocol for the patient; and (2) failed to adequately inspect and maintain its wheelchairs, leading to the brake failure.
After a week of trial, the jury awarded damages for our client’s past and future medical expenses, pain, mental anguish, and physical impairment totaling $7,110,000.00 — over 50 times the pretrial offer.
For over 70 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as the result of an unsafe work environment, or a company that set its employees up to fail by putting profits before safety, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for their clients. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.