Perrin v. Messner.
This jury trial arose out of a serious accident where Gary Leydig's client, with a blood alcohol level of .215, fell through a defective exterior door of an apartment building and down a flight of cement stairs. The client suffered traumatic brain injury, bi-frontal lobe contusions and was placed in an extended medically induced coma. She also suffered neuropsychological problems with her concentration, memory and emotional functions. The jury returned a verdict for the client and against the property owner/landlord in the amount of $513,000, which was reduced 50% due to her intoxication.