Virginia Lawyers Weekly//December 27, 2018
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//December 27, 2018//
Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning his entire body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants.
Type of action: Wrongful Death
Injuries alleged: Decedent was performing demolition work when a flash fire occurred. The decedent lived for one day following the incident, but eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Tried before: Mediation
Name of judge or mediator: Hon. Michael C. Allen (Ret.)
Date resolved: Nov. 9, 2018
Special damages: $60,549.00
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: Irving M. Blank, Keith B. Marcus, D. Wayne O’Bryan, and Roger T. Creager, Richmond