Defense Verdict in South Mississippi Product Liability Case

Pascagoula, Mississippi (January 13, 2005) — After four days of trial, a Jackson County, Mississippi jury today returned a defense verdict for Xomox Corporation, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co., in this product liability case. LF&W partners Adam Peck and Melody Eagan defended Xomox in this action, which was brought by two men who were badly burned by sulfuric acid while working as maintenance men at a chemical plant. Plaintiffs claimed that their accident was caused by a design defect in a Xomox valve which allegedly allowed acid to be released from a pipeline at the plant. One plaintiff had second and third degree burns over 45 percent of his body and the other plaintiff suffered second and third degree burns over 21 percent of his body. Plaintiffs’ counsel asked for $9 million in closing argument to compensate plaintiffs and their spouses for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, disfigurement and loss of consortium.

Attorneys mentioned in this post:
Adam K. Peck Thumbnail Adam K. Peck Melody Hurdle Eagan Thumbnail Melody Hurdle Eagan

Practice areas mentioned:
Product Liability