$8.2 Million Settlement -ladder Causes Fall Resulting In Brain Injury

A construction foreman working on a 40' extension ladder on a skylight at Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale, California fell when his extension ladder failed, resulting in traumatic brain injury (TBI). We proved there was a defectively designed locking mechanism in the 40 foot extension ladder manufactured by Cuprum S.A. de C.V. and supplied by Industrial Ladder Co., although the defendants strongly disputed any liability. The settlement funds allowed his wife to provide excellent quality care for her permanently injured husband.