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UM Student Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury After Cancer Center Slip and Fall

By Lipton Law on January 18, 2012 - No comments

A 20-year-old University of Michigan student suffered a critical traumatic brain injury recently when he fell from the roof of the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, according to a recent news report at AnnArbor.com.

According to investigators, the man was alone at the time of his accident. He appeared to have explored the third-story roof on part of the Cancer Center building before climbing down a utility ladder to a second-floor roof. As he attempted to climb down to a first-floor roof, he slipped from the ladder, falling 10 to 15 feet onto a glass overhang below. He hit his head severely during the fall and was taken to the university hospital in critical condition.

Investigators say that it appears the man got onto the Cancer Center’s roof from an adjacent parking structure, but they are not clear on why he was climbing down the outside of the building. He had been attending a party in the area, but police have not commented on whether or not he had any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time.

Slip and fall accidents always pose the risk of injury, including a head injury caused by hitting one’s head on the ground or another object. Traumatic brain injuries can cause severe, even life-long, disabilities. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, the experienced Michigan slip and fall accident attorneys at Lipton Law can help. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (248) 557-1688.