(Poughkeepsie, NY ) -- A Dutchess County Jury has awarded a man 2.7 million dollars after he suffered serious and permanent neurological injuries after falling at a local Home Depot Store.
The injured man and his wife were represented by Marty Rutberg and Larry Breslow of Rutberg Breslow Injury Law in Poughkeepsie. The firm says the jury split the responsibility for injuries 50/50 between Home Depot, for causing the fall by failing to maintain the shopping area in safe condition, and the victim’s orthopedic surgeon for failing to timely diagnose a post-surgery complete shoulder dislocation until 17 days had passed.
Attorney Rutberg said the trial lasted over three weeks. “The jury was the most attentive, conscientious and dedicated we have ever seen. Without people like them, our legal system could not function and our seriously injured clients could not move on with their lives. Larry and I find it fitting that this might well have been the last jury trial of Judge Jim Brands’ career, who retires at year’s end. Our community has been blessed to have someone like him on the bench these many years."