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R
on Bayer, a 36-year-old iron-
worker, sustained multiple
injuries—including traumat-
ic brain damage and quadriplegia—
when he fell from a structural steel
beamwhile working at a warehouse
construction project. He is wheel-
chair dependent, but is able to live
at home with around-the-clock
nursing care. The general contrac-
tor defendant contended that Bayer
was contributorily negligent, and
that the incident did not occur as
he claimed.
Three partners at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates received Trial
Lawyer Excellence awards for gaining the highest reported
Illinois compensatory verdict for a non-death personal injury.
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From left) Clifford Horwitz, Michael Carter and Jay Luchsinger.
PLAINTIFF ASKED
$80,000,000 - $115,000,000
DEFENSE OFFERED
$6,000,000
VERDICT
$64,000,000
Quadriplegia Brings
Compensatory
Verdict High
NON-DEATH PERSONAL INJURY CASE
$64,000,000
HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS VERDICT
JURY VERDICT REPORTER •
2013
ANNUAL AWARDS ISSUE
15