$251K Jury Verdict Awarded for Anhydrous Ammonia Exposure Due to Negligence

$251,800 jury verdict awarded to a 53-year-old businessman with prior history of cough, occasional shortness of breath, and other health issues who had a five-to-seven-minute exposure to anhydrous ammonia while driving down a road when a tractor pulling an anhydrous ammonia tank allowed anhydrous ammonia to escape into the atmosphere. Due to defendants' negligence, and exposure to anhydrous ammonia the businessman was thereafter diagnosed with irritant-induced asthma.
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Brandon E. Vaughn


Chair, Black Firm Member Resource Group

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