Meghan Brown, a former JP Morgan analyst, has been awarded $35 million almost a decade after sustaining a traumatic brain injury from a shattered glass door at a New York City office building. The incident occurred on February 2nd, 2015 at 271 Madison Avenue. This accident left her with permanent and severe injuries including sensitivity to light and noise, headaches, vertigo, loss of smell and taste, and PTSD. This incident ruined her career, love life, and overall well-being. 

Despite her struggles, Brown attempted to return to work after one year but faced declining performance and eventually termination in 2021. 

The jury ruled in favor of Brown agreeing that proper inspections and maintenance by the building owner could have prevented the accident. KDLM Law Firm successfully argued Brown’s case, emphasizing negligence on the part of the defendant. Pointed out previous instances of shattered glass on the door. The jury found the building owner negligent. 

With a keen understanding of the medical evidence and a strategic focus on empathy and credibility, Thomas A. Moore, Brown’s attorney, successfully demonstrated the nature and severity of Brown’s injuries and made the jury understand the devastating impact they had had on her life, while simultaneously exposing the defense’s attempts to demean and trivialize her injuries. Thomas A. Moore argued that any issues with her testimony were a symptom of her brain injury — and that accusations that she was making up her symptoms for a payout were “preposterous.”

The verdict included $1,750,000 for past pain and suffering, $20,000,000 for future pain and suffering, and $13,429,208 for future medical expenses and therapies. The jury’s verdict highlights the importance of commercial properties engaging in proper maintenance and safety for the public.

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