Obtained defense verdict on behalf of client mine operator against Employer Liability Law (ELL) and Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA) claims for catastrophic injuries sustained by subcontractor employee during a drilling accident. Plaintiff claimed damages totaling $10 million for traumatic amputation of his left arm, brain damage, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other injuries; plaintiff also alleged complete unemployability.
The jury deliberated for a day and a half before finding that the mine operator did not violate the employer liability law and that any violation of the federal regulations did not cause plaintiff’s damages. Plaintiff agreed to forego any appeal.
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