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$4.9 million settlement for refinery accident

James J. Morici, Jr. negotiated a $4.9 million dollar settlement on behalf of a Lockport area union pipe fitter. The Plaintiff was injured while working at a refinery facility in Romeoville, Illinois. The injuries occurred as a result of the accidental release of hydrogen sulfide gas while the Plaintiff was installing a blind on an FCC unit at the refinery. As a result of the gas release, the Plaintiff blacked-out and fell an approximate 6-feet.

The Plaintiff sustained a torn left rotator cuff injury which necessitated arthroscopic surgery and 1 1/2 years after the incident developed a bladder tumor which was surgically removed. Doctors said the cause of the tumor could have been contributed to by the incident.

Morici, Longo & Associates concentrates a substantial portion of its practice in the representation of injured construction workers relative to worker’s compensation claims and third-party lawsuits.