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Gilfillan obtains a significantly reduced defense result for a floor scrubbing company

Quinn Johnston attorney Mitch Gilfillan recently obtained a significantly reduced defense result for a regional floor scrubbing company.


Defendant floor scrubbing company was accused of failing to properly maintain a floor in a large local grocery store by leaving a wet substance on the floor.  Plaintiff alleged he did the splits as a result.  Plaintiff presented to two local hospitals on four separate occasions in the weeks that followed.  Within 24 days of the slip, Plaintiff was subsequently diagnosed with an infected subdermal hematoma which required two surgeries, an 18-day hospital stay and other complications which followed.  Defendant argued Plaintiff was contributorily negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout and for failing to notice the caution flag 20-feet away.  Defendant also argued the resulting infection and complications were not related to the slip. Plaintiff’s total claimed medical bills amounted to nearly $230,000.


Plaintiff asked the jury for $450,000 at the conclusion of the 3-day trial. After deliberating for more than 4 hours, the jury awarded Plaintiff $5,000. 

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