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Consultant who received brain injury at construction site sues logistics firm for negligence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 9, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A consultant injured at a Hatboro construction site has filed litigation against the firm responsible for maintaining the site, claiming they were negligent in their duties to do so and were the cause of his serious injuries, which included a traumatic brain injury.

Stephen M. Cassidy Jr. and Margaret Cassidy of Warminster filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on July 19 versus Paselo Logistics, LLC, of Philadelphia.

Stephen says he was hired to provide consulting services for the defendant at a mixed-use construction site in Hatboro called “The Jacksonville Green.” Before Aug. 28, 2015, the plaintiff alleges the defendant performed “unsafe, hazardous demolition, excavation and/or removal work” at the site.

Stephen says on Aug. 28, 2015, he fell nine feet into a caved-in pit on the construction site, in the process suffering injuries to his neck, back and spine; head trauma and a closed-head injury; traumatic brain injury with mental impairments, memory loss, cognitive deficits, difficulty hearing and word-finding difficulties; aphasia; pain and suffering; mental anguish and other injuries.

According to the suit, Stephen accused the defendants of not maintaining a safe environment at the construction site and being directly responsible for the injuries he sustained, among other charges. Fellow plaintiff Margaret also sues for loss of consortium, related to Stephen’s injuries.

For counts of carelessness, negligence and recklessness, breach of contract and third-party beneficiary claims and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional arbitration limit, plus punitive damages, interest, costs, attorney’s fees and any other relief deemed just and appropriate by the Court in this matter.

The plaintiffs are represented by Joseph L. Messa Jr., Jenimae Almquist and Angelo M. Theodosopoulos of Messa & Associates, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170701826

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