Jones County Circuit Court, MS. Represented plaintiff, Russell Nix, a mid-80s oil field worker who utilized Super Visbestos two to three times per week on his job site. Mr. Nix’s use of this product exposed him to high levels of asbestos. Through expert testimony Mr. Ferrell proved that Mr. Nix’s diagnoses of Mesothelioma was a direct result of his exposure to Super Visbestos. As a result, plaintiff was awarded Judgment against Union Carbide alone in excess of $1,000,000 and an additional undisclosed amount amongst other defendants. A Pre-trial offer of $30,000 was rejected.
In the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 55th Judicial District. Counsel for plaintiffs. Jones Act case involving brain stem injury to Jones Act seaman. Pre-trial demand $850,000, pre-trial offer $750,000, $3,500,000 judgment.