Decof Barry Mega & Quinn, P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Jeffrey A. Mega, with Attorney Timothy J. Grimes as second chair, obtained a $46.4 million judgment for two employees at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while at work. The judgment has been recorded as the second-largest personal injury judgment to be won in the history of Rhode Island.
In the civil lawsuit, plaintiffs alleged that their workplace carbon monoxide poisoning resulted in severe, life-altering brain injuries. As our attorneys explained to WPRI channel 12 News, these injuries impacted “their speech, cognition and overall ability to function.”
The workplace in question was a ground level TSA office space, which sat adjacent to the terminal for Southwest Airlines at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport in Warwick.
Prior to their injuries, there were many complaints to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation about fumes entering the office space from vehicles nearby. Sadly, however, Attorney Mega told NBC 10 the complaints were met with indifference. Nothing was ever done. The airport did not even take the time to install carbon monoxide detectors in the office space.
Accordingly, the TSA employees filed suit against both the R.I. Airport Corporation and Southwest Airlines post-injury.
After a tireless fight by Attorneys Mega and Grimes, the month-long trial concluded with a verdict of $12 million for each plaintiff and $2.5 million for a plaintiff’s spouse. The jury found the airport wholly liable for what happened.
With interest, the judgment will come out to $46.4 million for our clients.
“My clients and I are grateful for the jury’s time and attention to this important matter that brought accountability to a terrible situation that left my clients with brain injuries,” Attorney Mega said in conversation with NBC 10.
Our Rhode Island legal team sincerely congratulates Attorneys Mega and Grimes on their latest victory!
Learn more about this case on The News with Gene Valicenti and in The Providence Journal.
Have you suffered life altering and permanent injuries due to a safety hazardon another’s property? Call Decof Barry Mega & Quinn, P.C. at (401) 200-4059 to get your free consultationwith a Rhode Island trial lawyer.