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Torts Keyed to Miller
Derdiarian v. Felix Contracting Corp.
Citation:51 N.Y.2d 308 (1980)
In New York, a driver who forget to take his medication suffered an epileptic seizure and drove through a wooden barricade into a worksite, hitting Derdiarian (Plaintiff), who was installing a gas main. The plaintiff was knocked into the air and boiling liquid enamel splattered onto him, causing injuries. The plaintiff sued the contractor of the worksite, Felix Contracting Corporation (Defendant), arguing that the defendant had installed inadequate safety precautions around the worksite.
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