Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Longshoreman awarded $5.6M from Georgia Ports Authority
On Thursday a jury awarded longshoreman Kirk Deweese $5.6 million for medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering he experienced because of an April 2005 wreck at the Port of Savannah.
Deweese’s truck jackknifed after a top lift backed into it, according to his lawyer. His subsequent nine surgeries attempted to fix injuries to his neck, back and hip, and reportedly rendered him unable to work.
The Georgia Ports Authority is deciding whether or not they will appeal the decision.
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