Bland v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation, et al. (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois)
Eimer Stahl represented an oil refiner in a two week jury trial of a personal injury lawsuit arising out of an accidental chemical release at one of our client's refineries. Plaintiff, an independent contract worker at the refinery, alleged permanent respiratory injuries as a result of his exposure and asked the jury for $4.6 million in damages. Liability had been determined prior to trial. The jury found no permanent injury and awarded only nominal damages for temporary injuries that were conceded at trial.