Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky Reaches $7.25 Million Settlement in Rodin Museum Case

Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWire) -- 05/25/2016 --Those who are seeking a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia do not have to look any further than Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky. This law firm, with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is held in high regard for representing construction workers who have experienced an on-the-job injury or a loss of life. Recently Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky reached a $7.25 million settlement for a Philadelphia engineer who nearly died in 2012 after falling 38 feet at the Rodin Museum.

Phani Guthula, an energy efficiency engineer, was inspecting light fixtures in the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia when he fell through a glass attic floor. He suffered multiple fractures and other traumatic injuries. He was hospitalized for nearly 45 days and has had more than 15 surgeries. He also requires medical care, possibly for the rest of his life. Mr. Guthula claimed the museum's private security company is responsible for the failure to protect him when he stepped onto the unprotected glass floor. Attorneys Larry Bendesky, David Kwass, and David Langsam represented him as the plaintiff.

The settlement was reached on Friday, May 6, 2016, just as jury selection was about to begin. Mr. Guthula was awarded $7.25 million for the medical expenses, wage loss, and other damages he suffered from the accident. Mr. Guthula, as well as Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, hope that lessons were learned in this case by those responsible for workplace safety, the main lesson being that "the best plans and precautions are meaningless if they are not followed by everyone involved."

In addition to serving the Philadelphia area, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky are also personal injury lawyers in South Jersey. To learn more about one of the nation's leading law firms, contact 215-496-8282.

About Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky
Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky is a law firm that offers personal injury lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia. The attorneys at Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky have achieved some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They also represent construction workers who have been injured or killed.

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