48 Million Dollar FELA Quadriplegia Verdict Upheld By Trial Judge | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A 30-year-old UP signalman, Eric Doi, was a passenger in a company-owned truck, when his co-worker became distracted and lost control of the vehicle and rolled down a bank, and crashed into oncoming traffic on the highway. The signalman was left a quadriplegic (paralysis of all limbs, at least to some extent) and now needs care, rehabilitation, and relies on nurses and other medical providers to assist with his daily activity.  My partner Rick Shapiro posted a complete discussion of this recent California case paralysis/quadriplegia FELA 48 million dollar verdict on our Injuryboard blog.