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Epstein Ostrove, LLC Secures $3,700,000.00 at Trial for Plaintiff Injured in Construction Site Fall


Matawan, New Jersey – According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff, Carlos Quintanilla-Martinez, was caused to fall nearly three stories during a construction project. The lawsuit also claimed that contractors allowed the use of an unsafe job-made box to hoist materials to higher floors. The box dislodged and fell to the ground with Mr. Quintanilla inside.

As a result of the incident, Mr. Quintanilla suffered injuries to his spine. He underwent immediate surgery to repair his fractured spine. He also underwent multiple pain management spinal injections without relief. Mr. Quintanilla suffered from an acute compression fracture of the L1 and L3 vertebral bodies and underwent a thoracolumbar spinal fusion performed by Dr. Michael Lispinuso.

The defendant’s examining doctor, Dr. Hutter, opined that Mr. Quintanilla’s spinal condition had reached maximum medical improvement and that there was a moderate degree of orthopedic permanent impairment in regard to the lumbar spine.

The matter resolved at trial before opening statements for $2,000,000.00 as to Defendant, Delcon Builders, Inc., and $1,700,000.00 as to Defendant, Edgewood Properties, Inc. Judge Douglas Hurt was the trial judge and assisted the parties in settlement.

The plaintiff was represented by Edward McElroy, Esq. and Daniel N. Epstein, Esq. of Epstein Ostrove, LLC. Epstein Ostrove, LLC is located at 200 Metroplex Drive, Suite 304, Edison, New Jersey (732-828-8600).

Mr. McElroy is a Partner at Epstein Ostrove, LLC, and co-chairs their construction litigation department.

Mr. Epstein is a Partner at Epstein Ostrove, LLC, Super Lawyers rated in 2022, a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Defendant, Delcon Builders, Inc., was represented by Thomas R. Walters, Esq. of Zurulnik, Sherlock & Demille.

Defendant Edgewood Properties Inc. was represented by Michael A. Kosar, Esq. of Post & Schell, PC, and by Douglas Wolfson, Esq. and William Aumenta, Esq. of the Weingarten Law Firm.

Epstein Ostrove, LLC is a full-service litigation and trial law firm servicing New Jersey and New York. It handles personal injury, construction injury litigation, medical malpractice, matrimonial, criminal, and complex commercial litigation.

Mercer County Superior Court, New Jersey
Quintanilla-Martinez Carlos Vs Delcon Builders
Judge Douglas Hurd
Case No. MER-L-596-18

Epstein Ostrove, LLC is an award-winning and peer-recognized litigation and trial law firm known for high-quality representation and personalized client service. Our team specializes in complex commercial litigation, personal injury cases, and alternative dispute resolution. Our trial lawyers are certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys.

Epstein Ostrove
200 Metroplex Dr Suite 304, Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 828-8600
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