A Philadelphia-area Johnson & Johnson employee has filed a lawsuit against three different companies responsible for either managing or maintaining its offices located in Building M-5 at 40-84 Great Valley Parkway in Malvern. He alleges that their negligent maintenance of the ceiling immediately above his cubicle in the office building resulted in him suffering a serious head injury.
The man’s lawsuit, filed on Jan. 24 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, chronicles how the plaintiff had been sitting at his desk within his first floor cubicle No. 5114D at 8 a.m., on the Sept. 6, 2016. As he was preparing to begin his day at work, he claims that a ceiling tile immediately above him gave way, crashing down on top of him.
He notes that it didn’t come down alone, though. Instead, it was accompanied by some type of plastic container. Within that receptacle, there was an absorbent pad.
In his lawsuit, the plaintiff asserts that one of two Malvern companies, who routinely work on behalf of the CBRE Group, Inc. in the building, may have left it there. The negligent parties listed include the Liberty Property Trust and Precision Mechanical Services.
The plaintiff contends that he suffered cervicalgia, neck pain, a concussion, headaches and post-concussion syndrome in the incident.
He along with his co-plaintiff, his wife, are asking for damages associated with both a loss of consortium and for negligence. They’re seeking to be awarded damages in excess of existing arbitration limits. They’re also requesting that interest be paid as well as attorney fees.
If you’ve been seriously injured at work, then a Dauphin workers’ compensation attorney can advise you of your rights to file a lawsuit in your respective case.
Source: Penn Record, “Debris from ceiling injures J&J worker, lawsuit says,” Nicholas Malfitano, Feb. 05, 2018