A carpenter whose right hand was severely damaged by a drill on a job site has received a $5.7 million verdict from a Cook County jury.
The amount is an Illinois record for non-amputation hand injury, according to the Jury Verdict Reporter.
On April 12, 2007, Gary Markovich of Tinley Park was installing a bathroom door and partition at Prentice Women’s Hospital.
At the time of the incident, Markovich was a 34-year carpentry veteran employed by Ventura Enterprises Inc. The job superintendent, Edward Bennett …