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Jury Verdict Obtained in $25M Wrongful Death Suit

February 26, 2019 Press Release

HARRIS COUNTY, TX (February 26, 2019) Thompson Coe Partners David McFarland, Brandon Berg, and Christopher Frazier obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client, Bil-Jax, Inc., in a $25 million product liability, wrongful death action.

The lawsuit arose from a May 3, 2017 scaffolding incident in which the decedent fell approximately 15 feet from a scaffold, sustaining fatal injuries. Plaintiffs alleged that Bil-Jax, Inc.’s scaffolding was defectively designed and/or marketed.

After a one week trial, the jury found that Bil-Jax, Inc.’s scaffolding was not defectively designed and/or marketed and found Bil-Jax, Inc. 0% at fault. The jury found that decedent’s actions were the producing cause of decedent’s death and found decedent 80% at fault. The jury also found Co-Defendant, Sunbelt Rentals, 20% at fault.

The case is Imelda Grajales v. U.S. Carpet & Floors, et. al.