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.
Mark Kaire has been practicing law in Miami for nearly 30 years. He is dedicated to helping the injured people of Miami receive compensation. Mr. Kaire has been blogging on Miami’s legal issues for many years.