$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, 2016June 10, 2016