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$742K Verdict After Stairwell Banister Collapsed (CT)

/ Owner - June 20, 2020

The plaintiff was walking up a staircase in a common area of her building. Reportedly, the stairwell’s banister had broken nearly three years earlier, and had been duct-taped together by another tenant. While the plaintiff was ascending the stairs, the taped-together stairwell banister collapsed beneath her weight. She fell backward down the staircase, and sustained injuries. The plaintiff was taken by ambulance to Pequot Medical Center, and was evaluated with an L5-S1 disc hernia. Her injuries allegedly exacerbated her pre-existing back condition, and caused permanently recurring “shooting pain” in her leg.   Read the article……………………………

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