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Defense Verdict for Fortune 500 Construction Company

After a six-day trial, Adam Chaddock obtained a defense verdict for a client accused of negligently erecting a scaffold in a nuclear power plant.  The plaintiff was injured when another worker fell from an upper deck of the scaffold on to the Plaintiff.  Plaintiff claimed multiple injuries to his neck, shoulder and arm, including a torn rotator cuff, as well as surgeries including a neck fusion.  All three parties presented medical experts, as well as OSHA safety experts.   The jury rejected Plaintiff’s request for damages from $8 million to $10 million, instead returning a verdict in favor of the Defendant in 28 minutes.  Michael Mersot second chaired the case.