Doneal Bernstein v. Enviro-Sciences

The December 5, 2005 New Jersey Law Journal’s Suits & Deals section mentions a case which I recently settled for a client.

In August 2001, Enviro-Sciences Inc. was removing contaminated soil under Congregation Sons of Israel in Lakewood, caused by an oil spill the previous autumn. Shims used to keep in place a temporary column between the synagogue’s floor and ceiling became dislodged during a worship service, and the column fell, striking my client, Doneal Bernstein, a congregant. Due to his injuries, Mr. Bernstein suffers from headaches, fatigue and neck pain.

I was able to secure a settlement from Enviro-Sciences for Mr. Bernstein in the amount of $732,500.