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Great Lakes, Illinois Naval Base Lawsuit

Case Cite: Jessalyn Barr, etc. vs. United States of America, et al.,

One of the Law Offices of John M. Borcia‘s clients was a four year-old girl who was tragically injured after there was a concrete wall that collapsed and fell onto her at the United States Naval Base in Great Lakes, Illinois.

When the four year-old girl was struck by the collapsed concrete wall, her skull was crushed which blinded her in one eye and caused significant facial scarring that required multiple surgeries.

The four year-old, Jessalyn Barr, and her mother, Jennifer, brought this action to recover for injuries Jessalyn sustained as a result of this accident. Along with other claims, the plaintiff’s claimed that the injuries that Jessalyn received resulted from negligence on the part of the United States.

The plaintiff’s first complaint says that the United States: a) failed to properly repair and maintain the concrete wall; b) failed to inspect the wall or have some sort of proper inspection in place to detect dangerous conditions of the concrete wall; c) failed to warn the general public of this dangerous and defective condition of the wall; d) they failed to properly check and inspect it to determine whether the concrete wall

Due to this tragic event, one of our referring personal injury attorneys, Thomas Lake, was able to recover a $6,000,000 settlement for the plaintiffs.

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