Date: November 2010
Plaintiff’s Medical Doctors: Dr. Robert Sulo (Internist), Dr. Sherwin Ho (Orthopedist) and Dr. Scott Price (Orthopedist)
Plaintiff’s Experts: Timothy Galarnyk (Safety), Jeffrey W. Lucas, Ph.D. (Vocational Rehabilitation) and Dr. Steven Sclamberg (Orthopedist)
Plaintiff was a union electrician employed by a 3rd party to perform work at a Kraft Foods Bakery. Plaintiff asserted that he slipped on Oreo cookie cream residue while stepping down from one platform to the next causing a left knee injury with required surgery and probable future knee replacement. Plaintiff was unable to return to working as an electrician. Plaintiff asserted that there were numerous OSHA violations at the Kraft Foods Bakery. Defense contended that a step had been erected between the two platforms and that they never had any notice of any negligent condition or slippery steps. In addition, defense asserted that the Plaintiff should have been more careful.
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