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$4.1 Million Judgment For Longshoreman In Wrongful Death Claim

A judgment for 4.1 million dollars has been entered in favor of the Estate of a Tacoma Longshoreman by United States District Court Judge Robert Bryan. The judgment arises from a 40-foot shipping container accident in November of 2006 at the Port of Tacoma. The longshoreman’s estate alleged that a negligently packed container allowed plywood cargo to shift in the container causing a rollover of the yard tractor resulting in the death. The judgment included 2.5 million dollars for loss of consortium, love, and affection to the deceased wife and children, economic losses of over 1.1 million, and predeath pain and suffering for the several hours decedent survived before his death. The longshoreman’s Estate was represented by Beard Stacey Trueb and Jacobsen. The case was filed in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma.