Posted on February 18th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Yesterday, a Tippecanoe jury awarded a woman a $157 million verdict in the wrongful death suit she filed against companies responsible for manufacturing the type of tree stand tied to the death of her husband.
Her husband was 42-years old when his stepson found him hanging from a defective tree stand in October 2005. At the time, he was scouting for deer in the stand; and when he failed to return to his family’s campsite that evening, his family went looking for him.
In the suit, the victim’s wife requested damages for funeral expenses and lost wages totaling more than $1.5 million for the death of her husband due to a defective product.
According to newspaper reports, no one showed up to represent the defendants. The woman’s attorney, claims that he will do whatever is necessary to collect the verdict from the defendants, but states that, “No amount of money could replace the love and affection”.
Whenever a product fails to perform safely or causes injury or death, the manufacturer can be held liable for medical bills, lost wages, or other expenses. If you have been injured or lost someone because of a defective product, the experienced legal team at Page The Cagle Law Firm is here to help. We can sift through the facts of your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call Zane T. Cagle today at 1(314) 276-1681