NY Woman Awarded over $40 Million in Personal Injury Case Against Cybex International
A woman who previously worked as a physical therapist was allowed to keep nearly $45 million of the original $66 million awarded her in a case against Cybex International. The woman was using a piece of fitness equipment at work that was not properly bolted down when it fell on top of her leaving her a quadriplegic.
According to Buffalo News.com, although a NY state appellate court reduced the award, the “appeals judges backed all of the rulings made in the case by State Supreme Court Justice.” The article reports that the final award amount is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict in Western New York history.
Cybex appealed the initial award saying the company “was not negligent and is in no way responsible for the accident that is the basis of the suit.” However, the jury found Cybex 75 percent responsible, Amherst Orthopedic Physical Therapy, where the woman worked, 20 percent responsible, and the woman 5 percent responsible for the accident.
The woman has since moved to Atlanta where she undergoes physical therapy and treatment on a daily basis.
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