The Unfairness of Damage Caps

*NOTE: Some victims’ stories contain graphic images. Discretion is advised.

Allen's Story

Allen lost his life to a company’s desire for money and profits. Had the contractor sent in to do work at Allen’s plant been more concerned with safety and less with getting the job, Allen would be alive. Instead, he died a horrifying and painful death due to the contractor’s negligence.

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Anne's Story

Anne worked as a certified nursing assistant until an 8- to 10-lb. battery fell off a defective piece of equipment and landed on her foot and ankle. She is now permanently disabled, can only walk two blocks at most, and experiences persistent pain.

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Don's Story

Don, an electrician for an electrical contractor, was working at a power company when he was subjected to over 12,000 volts of electricity due to the power company’s negligence. The electricity entered Don’s body through his hand and blew out of the back of his head. Don should have died – suffering multi-organ failure several times, receiving burns on over 60 percent of his body and even more damaging internal burns and injuries, and undergoing painful reconstructive surgeries for his face, hands, and bodily integrity. His life has been turned upside-down by the negligence of others.

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Steve's Story

Steve was a single father, working hard to provide for his children. His ability to do that was destroyed by carelessness and violations of company policies. Steve narrowly avoided being crushed to death, sustaining severe bodily injury when he was trapped between a dump truck and a bulldozer.

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