$5.7 Million Asbestos Verdict

Sprague v. John Crane Inc., Multnomah County Case No. 15CV14771

Plaintiff Sprague claimed that he was exposed to unreasonably dangerous asbestos-containing products that were manufactured and distributed by Defendant John Crane Inc.  Sprague alleged that the exposure caused him injuries including mesothelioma.  He sought $1.5 Million for medical expenses, $4 Million for past and future lost wages and $10 Million for non-economic damages. Sprague also sought punitive damages.   Sprague’s wife sought $10 Million for loss of consortium.

Defendant John Crane Inc. denied all Sprague’s claims and alleged that Sprague was negligent for breathing dust and not asking his employer for any personal protective equipment.

Numerous other parties settled or were dismissed pre-trial.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Numerous

Defense Counsel – Numerous

Verdict – $5,743,853 of which the jury attributed 20% to Defendant John Crane Inc.

Date – August 4, 2017

August 13, 2017

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