Bruce Nagel and Greg Kohn settle personal injury action for $2.5 million after woman injured at baseball game

By Greg Kohn

September 28, 2012 – Bruce Nagel and Greg Kohn settled a personal injury suit for $2.5 million.

Martha Phillips, a 49 year old woman with three children was struck in the head by a baseball which went through holes in the protective batting cage netting while attending her son’s high school varsity baseball game at Montville High School on May 8, 2009. Mrs. Phillips agreed to settle her case for $2.5 million after mediation with retired Judge Jack Lintner. Mrs. Phillips and her husband brought the lawsuit contending that Montville High School, its baseball coach and others were negligent in allowing a batting cage to be used that they knew had numerous holes in the netting.

Mrs. Phillips was sitting behind home plate on the bleachers, watching the game. During the game, two students from the Montville High School baseball team began warming up in the batting cage located along the third base line. Mrs. Phillips was struck in the left side of her head by a baseball that went through a hole in the batting cage netting. Mrs. Phillips has been diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome which has affected her memory and her cognitive functioning. She has been unable to work and still experiences short-term memory loss, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to light and noise, difficulty formulating sentences, and cognitive issues.

The attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in a wide range of matters including personal injury, automobile accidents, brain injuries, medical malpractice, business litigation, and class action cases.

About the Author
Greg Kohn is a partner at Nagel Rice and specializes in complex civil litigation cases, including professional malpractice, personal injury, class actions, wrongful death, products liability, and commercial litigation.  He has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court. Greg has tried many jury trials to verdict and has recovered over $50 million in settlements and verdicts in all types of personal injury matters including automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, slip and falls, and other catastrophic injury cases. Greg also handles medical malpractice cases, involving misdiagnoses, wrongful birth, and delayed cancer diagnosis. If you have questions regarding this article, you can contact Greg here.