Jamal Rafeek was working at a construction site one day and fell about five feet when the ladder he had been standing on fell. During the next six weeks, he received minimal medical care even tried to work for a few days afterward. The defendants had an expert neurologist argue the injuries he endured were not from the fall. The plaintiff's lawyer argued the defendants had failed to abide by New York law that states any ladder used must be braced or secured down. They also failed to provide harnesses or lifelines.
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Rafeek suffered from disk herniations that required surgery. He was awarded $2.63M by the New York jury mostly for pain and suffering. About $425,000 was for past and future medical care.