PHILADELPHIA – A trio of defendants are facing a lawsuit from a Johnson & Johnson employee who allegedly suffered serious head injuries from a fallen ceiling tile and container while seated at his desk.
Kenneth R. Wilson and Dawn M. Wilson of West Chester filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 24 versus CBRE Group, Inc. of Los Angeles, plus Precision Mechanical Services, LLC and Liberty Property Trust, both of Malvern.
At all relevant times, Kenneth was an employee of Johnson & Johnson, with his workplace located at 40-84 Great Valley Parkway, Building M-5-11 in Malvern.
“On or before Sept. 9, 2016, individuals acting on behalf of CBRE, Precision and/or Liberty placed a plastic container, with an absorbent pad inside it, above the ceiling tiles located directly above Mr. Wilson’s cubicle, which is cubicle identification No. 5114D, on the first floor of Building M-5-11. Mr. Wilson was not aware and could not have been aware, of the presence the container above the ceiling tile over his cubicle. On Sept. 9, 2016, at approximately 8 a.m., Mr. Wilson was sitting at his cubicle when, suddenly and without warning, the ceiling tile with container crashed down onto his head,” the suit says.
According to the complaint, Kenneth suffered a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, cervicalgia, headaches, neck pain and a number of other serious injuries.
Kenneth believes the defendants failed to properly repair the area in, on, of and/or above the ceiling tile, created a dangerous condition in the same area and failed to remove the container in the same area, among a litany of other charges. Dawn also adds a charge for loss of consortium, subsequent to her husband’s injuries.
For counts of negligence and loss of consortium versus the defendants, the plaintiffs are seeking damages, individually, jointly and severally, in excess of the applicable arbitration limits, including interest, costs of suit, delay damages and such other relief as the Court may deem appropriate.
The plaintiffs are represented by James J. Waldenberger of Kline & Specter, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180103964
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