PLANTATION, Florida—Cohen and Juda, P.A., a personal injury law firm, announces a $4.8 million jury verdict for a six-day case against a large corporate Defendant for a client’s electric shock injuries after Hurricane Irma in 2017. With the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season at its peak, this case is a sobering reminder about the dangers these violent storms pose to health and safety.
Traumatic head and brain injuries can have devastating consequences, causing profound damage to the brain. Over 1.4 million individuals suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) annually. The effects of such injuries are significant, impacting an individual’s memory, personality, processing information and overall well-being. Symptoms can range from partial paralysis, sensory loss, impaired sight, vertigo, speech, hearing and cognitive impairment. Significant emotional consequences of electric shock can manifest in panic disorder, post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. These injuries can significantly hinder one’s ability to engage in all activities of daily living.
In this case, the plaintiff was diagnosed with a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and post-concussion syndrome that precipitated and was accompanied by PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), panic disorder, anticipatory and general anxiety, depression, migraines, double-vision and vertigo due to an electrical shock that affected the neurons in his brain. Although there were no thermal burns, the electricity affected the brain and consequently, all aspects of life. Cohen and Juda provided personal and aggressive representation to help the jury understand the nature of the injuries and consequences in all activities of daily living so that an award of just compensation for the loss was received.
“As a personal injury lawyer, I must fight for justice on behalf of those who have suffered due to the negligence of corporations,” says Harvey M. Cohen, Partner. “This recent jury verdict is not just a monetary win, but a powerful statement that holds them accountable for their actions. This verdict, in favor of our client who suffered traumatic brain injury after Hurricane Irma in 2017, highlights the devastating impact of corporate negligence on individuals and communities. The decision again validates our firm’s relentless pursuit of justice and commitment to advocating for our clients’ rights. We will continue to stand up against corporate wrongdoing and fight for the rights of those harmed.” The corporate Defendant denied complete responsibility for it’s negligence and it was up to Cohen and Juda to hold them accountable.
“This jury verdict carries significant implications for the involved parties and society,” adds Gary H. Juda, Partner. “It serves as a reminder of the responsibility corporations hold in safeguarding the well-being of individuals and communities and provides our client with a sense of justice and validation for the hardships he endured and financial compensation to aid in his recovery and future needs. Ultimately, this jury verdict stands as a symbol of hope, reminding us that pursuing justice and accountability for corporate negligence remains an essential aspect of our legal system. It serves as a call to action for corporations and individuals to prioritize safety, responsibility, and empathy in all endeavors.”
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As skilled personal injury lawyers, Cohen and Juda, P.A., assists Florida clients in navigating the process of obtaining compensation following an accident. We understand that, as a victim, you have a lot on your mind. We make this process easier by guiding you step-by-step and providing you with the tools you need to succeed. From the moment you contact our office, you will receive personalized attention. For a free consultation, call (954) 424-1440 or fill out our online form today.