$1,100,000 Asbestos Verdict

Eastridge v. Mar-Dustrial Sales Inc. Multnomah County Case No. 15CV18697

Plaintiff Eastridge alleged that he was exposed to asbestos products manufactured, supplied and distributed by defendants while working at a sawmill in the 1970s.  He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2015.  He sought economic damages for medical bills and expenses totaling $1,000,000.  He also requested $9,000,000 in non-economic damages.  His wife sought economic damages for loss of consortium totaling $2,000,000 and non-economic damages totaling $6,000,000.

Defendant denied liability.  Several other defendants settled before trial.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Travis Prestwich, Walker Humphrey, C. Andrew Waters.

Defense Counsel – Bruce M. White

Verdict – $1,100,000.00 (Verdict was $3,250,000 for Eastridge and $1,750,000 for his wife. 22% of liability was allocated to Defendant, and the remaining was allocated to the settling defendants; thus, the verdict was reduced to $1,100,000.)

Date – May 12, 2016

June 10, 2016

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