Furlow v. Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

  • Untied States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois05/01/1997
    Client: Defendant Automotive Manufacturer
    Outcome: Defense Verdict


A plant worker for a component part supplier to an automotive manufacturer claimed that a design defect in shipping racks used to ship bumpers to the manufacturer caused spinal injury, resulting in leg paralysis and "dropped" left foot.

Based in part on medical bills and lost income allegedly exceeding $1 million, plaintiff sought $4 million.

The jury returned a defense verdict.