Class Action / Chemical Exposure
September 4, 2017 - $22,000,000.00
Morrell et al v. Honeywell f/k/a Allied Chemical Co., U.S. District Court, Southern Dist. of Georgia. Lead Plaintiff Tony Morrell and over one-hundred former employees, who had worked at a chlor-alkali chemical plant in Glynn County, Georgia, were exposed to high levels of mercury, PCBs and other chemicals as a result of defective equipment, leaks and poor site management. Each of the plaintiff/employees was thoroughly examined by a neurologist who made specific findings regarding the effects of their exposure to mercury and other chemicals.
After substantial discovery that lasted several years, extensive medical review, expert testimony, and multiple efforts to dismiss the case, the defendant, prior to trial, paid $22 million to resolve the workers’ claims. The money was allocated among the workers by a Special Master, based on a matrix of court-ordered categories including the type of work, amount of exposure and objective medical findings.