$240,000 verdict in Defective Products case

Bangor, United States District Court, Maine.  While employed with Maine National Guard in Augusta, Maine, plaintiff sustained serious personal injury when heavy equipment being moved by defendant’s employee fell off a pallet jack.  Plaintiff suffered severe back and nerve injury, degenerative disc disease, which resulted in surgery, bi-level spinal fusion including bone graft from hip and placement of rods and screws.  Plaintiff sued for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.  Prior to trial, Defendant offered $100,000.