BWMK Partner David Wise Reaches $4.055 Million Settlement for Workplace Injury
David C. Wise, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs’ law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), secured a $4.055 million settlement for a 44-year old carpenter and his wife in a workplace injury and product liability action. In Husa v. v. Midwest Access Services, et al., Mr. Wise’s client was an employee of Walsh Construction Company, contractor for “The Tides” luxury apartment complex in downtown Chicago. Walsh Construction was using a new safety product, called the Tabla System (manufactured by A-1 Plank and Scaffolding and distributed by Midwest Access Services) to provide shoring on the project. While the client was at work a panel of the Tabla system came unhinged and swung down, striking him in the back of the head and herniating two discs in his neck, which required a double fusion and implanting of a pain pump to deliver medication. After documenting and presenting the product liability issues involved, Mr. Wise reached a $4-plus million settlement with the construction company and the insurers of the Tabla System distributor and manufacturer, covering past and future lost wages, and past and future medical expenses.
Mr. Wise and other BWMK lawyers have successfully handled many such personal injury / negligence cases involving injuries sustained workplace settings, including those that involve product liability issues. Mr. Wise personally has resolved more than 200 cases in many areas of personal injury law.