Martinez v. Brownco, (2010)
The plaintiff was at work when an electrical panel engulfed him in a fireball. As if the explosion and initial injury were not bad enough, the nearby fire extinguisher was empty. The Plaintiff sustained second and third degree burns to nearly 40% of his body surface. After over a month in intensive care and burn units with his loving wife by his side, and many more months of therapy and treatment, Mr. Martinez’s case was brought to a Los Angeles courtroom and was tried before a jury. After a 21-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict in Mr. and Mrs. Martinez’ favor of approximately $3.188 million.