SAKG Achieves Unanimous Defense Verdict in FELA Case in Wyandotte County, Kansas
On July 29, 2018, Scott Ast and Paula Brown obtained a unanimous defense verdict in an FELA case. The case was tried to a jury in the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Plaintiff was a sheet metal worker who claimed a head and neck injury caused by a head strike at a diesel shop. He claimed he could not return to work, he had permanent brain injury and his damages exceeded $2,000,000. The defense focused on his prior health condition, his unlikely mechanism of alleged injury and his ability to function reasonably well since the unwitnessed event.