In September 2017, Feldman, Kleidman, Collins & Sappe LLP’s (FKC&S) client, a 47-year-old master electrician from Hopewell Junction, NY, was working on the construction of a new power plant in Orange County, NY. During a high-pressure air line test, a line ruptured, and an extremely loud noise injured FKC&S’s client’s hearing, causing concussive injuries. He was unable to return to work and has permanent cognitive deficits.
FKC&S’s client sued the owners of the project and the general contractor. The defense contended that they did nothing wrong, that the noise was not that loud and that FKC&S’s client was a malingerer and could return to work if he wanted to. Steven H. Cohen consulted with the client’s treating doctors, who would have testified that he sustained permanent injuries based on their testing and exams. The case was settled after depositions for $875,000.