After a week-long trial in early February, a Johnson County jury came back with a verdict of $5.6 million in damages for the family of a worker killed on the job.
Bronson Ganka, a handyman for an Iowa City apartment rental company, was trying to drill a hole above an awning while on a ladder. He fell 12 feet onto the pavement below and suffered severe injuries, including a brain injury. Bronson died 11 days later, leaving behind his wife Kara and 3 children.
Bronson was a dedicated father who was known for cheering boisterously at his kids’ sports games. He was a man who loved spending time with his family.
The Gankas were referred to attorney Pressley Henningsen to see how he and the rest of the RSH Legal team could get justice for their family. A gross negligence lawsuit was filed against defendant Jeffrey Clark. The suit argued that the defendant knew about the safety issues and chose to ignore them, which in turn lead to Bronson’s wrongful death.
We thank the Johnson County jury for their ruling. Congratulations to Pressley and attorney Brian C. Ivers for continuing to fight for fairness for injured Iowans and their families.
You can read more about Bronson and the trial in this article by the Gazette.
Our hearts are with the Ganka family.