A jury awarded a New Jersey man $583,764 for brain injuries he sustained when he was hit in the head by a garage door at a country club, according to The Record of North Jersey.
Kenyatta Parsons, 38, of Paterson as part of the verdict was awarded $150,000 for his pain and suffering. The rest of the award was for past and future wages.
The verdict came following a trial before Superior Court Judge Anthony Graziano in Paterson. The testimony was that in August 2010 Parsons went to get an ice cream cart from a garage at the Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, N.J., when the garage door closed on his head, The Record reported.
For two weeks, Parsons didn’t have any problems. But then he began to get the classic symptoms of brain injury — headaches, blurry vision and dizziness.
He went to Hackensack University Medical Center and underwent a CT scan. Doctors told Parsons that he needed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, and they drilled two holes in his skull, according to The Record.
Parsons underwent rehab, but currently he is only working two days a week.
The Record reported that Parsons still has headaches, memory problems and and numbness on one side.