Injury to machine operator.
A $3,876,139 (plus interest $466,600) verdict for an electronics technician injured when defendant’s employee stuck a screwdriver into a variable frequency drive causing an electrical explosion. Lee suffered permanent damage to his hearing, including severe tinnitus.
Co-Counsel: Craig Weston.
For when defective aircraft airbag went off during installation by a worker, causing his death. He was survived by two children.
$1,000,000 settlement for injuries received when Plaintiff fell into an uncovered hole on a construction site.
Co-Counsel: Elizabeth Knight.
For a seaman who lost four fingers on a fish processing ship when a defective fish pan shaping machine unexpectedly slammed down on his hand.
Settlement in additional benefits over $344,000 in Labor and Industries benefits for a firefighter injured when an unrestrained hose burst during a drill, striking Plaintiff in the legs. Total recovery was $1,044,000.
Settlement for the death of a construction worker when the operator of a concrete pump failed to follow proper procedures and allowed a hose to whip around and strike the deceased.
Co-Counsel: Bill Bailey.
Settlement for the quadriplegic injury of a 42 year old Panamanian laborer, paralyzed as a result of a fall at a job site while building open range fence.
Settlement for wrongful death case by family of a 49-year-old Obayashi employee who died as a result of injuries he sustained in a railcar crash on the jobsite at the Beacon Hill tunnel.
Settlement for the family of an Ocean Shores Fire Department Captain who died as a result of injuries from a near-drowning during a Surf Rescue Team training on personal watercraft (PWC).
Settlement for a roofer who fell from a construction site roof 35 feet rendering him a paraplegic. Suit was against general contractor and second tier contractor for failure to maintain a safe workplace. Substantial comparative negligence issues.