Morrison Mahoney Partner Ted Murphy received a defense verdict for our client, a large defense contractor for the U.S. Navy.
Plaintiff brought an action concerning her husband's asbestos-related disease and death under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. § 901 et seq. Due to the severity of the decedent's lung disease and the short-term nature of his employment as a painter-cleaner for our client, the trial judge found that the decedent did not have an injurious exposure to asbestos while in the employ of our client and rendered a defense verdict. Plaintiff’s last settlement demand was $250,000, plus payment of medical expenses of $100,000.