Antonio Gonzalez fell near a bus stop at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mr. Gonzalez fractured his hip and subsequently died, and his wife filed lawsuit against Mount Sinai. The jury awarded Mr. Gonzalez wife, Rosalia $6 Million. The court reduced the award to $3 Million.
The Third District Court of Appeals reversed the award holding that the plaintiff did not present competent evidence that her husband even fell on or down the steps — let alone that he did so because of their defective condition — rather than on the sidewalk adjacent to the bus stop, and thus failed to show that Mount Sinai’s alleged negligence was a legal cause of the accident.