Patrick Heffron Achieves Defense Verdict for Chartwell

National drugstore chain was not negligent.

November 17, 2021
April 30, 2018

The Client:

One of the nation’s largest drugstore chains.  

The Situation:

Plaintiff fell on a patch of ice on a sidewalk outside a drugstore in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Plaintiff commenced a negligence action against the drugstore and the property’s landlord, who was obligated under a lease agreement to remove snow and ice and to maintain the exterior portions of the building.  A snow removal contractor, hired by the landlord, was also brought into the case as an additional defendant.  

Plaintiff alleged significant bodily impairment, as well as aggravation of pre-existing neck and back injuries.  Plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $300,000.00 during trial.  

The Chartwell Solution:

Through skillful examination of ten fact witnesses and five expert witnesses, Mr. Heffron convinced the jury that the drugstore was not negligent and the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the drugstore.