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Georgia Verdicts

Find out about the most important recent Georgia cases, selected by VerdictSearch editors. Coverage includes Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

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Asbestos products at mill led to mesothelioma, family claimed

The estate of Perry Wilson Adams, a paper-mill worker who died from malignant mesothelioma, was awarded damages against John Crane, Inc. for alleged exposure to asbestos-containing products manufactured by John Crane. John Crane had denied that its products caused Adams’ illness and death, and argued that Adams was exposed to many other sources of asbestos during his lifetime. Other manufacturers were dismissed from the case prior to trial, but the jury was allowed to consider their comparative negligence. The jury attributed 40.5-percent liability to John Crane. As a result, the jury’s award of $4,993,550 was reduced and the final judgment against John Crane, inclusive of interest and costs, was $2,022,387.81.
Estate of Adams v. Air and Liquid Systems Corp.
Chatham County

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Suit: Improper injection led to medical crisis, brain damage

A jury awarded $500,000 to a woman who claimed cardiac issues and a brain injury following an allegedly improper injection during a septoplasty procedure. The award was reduced to $350,000 due to an apportionment of liability against a dismissed party. The patient claimed the injection caused a dangerous rise in her blood pressure and heart rate, necessitating measures to reduce her blood pressure, which then caused her to become hypotensive. Monteagudo was later diagnosed with cardiac stunning, congestive heart failure and mild hypoxic brain injury. She argued that doctors and nurses failed to properly communicate with one another, which led to the medical complications. All medical personnel denied liability for the patient’s injuries.
Monteagudo v. Burton
DeKalb County

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Parents claimed city shared in responsibility for son’s death

The city of Albany was found 70-percent liable for the shooting death of a young man who was patronizing a recording studio. LaShelton Kernard Stanford was shot to death after being escorted out of the Brick House Productions recording studio by security personnel. Noting previous citations for alcohol and narcotics violations and instances of assault and weapons possession, Stanford’s parents alleged that the city was aware the studio was a public nuisance, yet failed to take action against the club. The city denied liability and claimed Stanford was comparatively negligent in his own death. Due to apportionment of 30-percent liability to other parties, the jury’s $15.2 million award was reduced to $10.64 million against the city.
Estate of Stanford v. City of Albany
Dougherty County

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Georgia Verdicts

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