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$8.5M Awarded in Ford Rollover Product Liability Case

The Gadsden (Alabama) Times reports an Etowah County Circuit Court jury has awarded $8.5 million to a woman injured in a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer rollover accident.

Two people were killed in the accident and two were injured, including Latoya Duckett. Ms. Duckett filed a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Company alleging the vehicle was unstable and rolled over too easily. As a result of the accident, Ms. Duckett’s right leg had to be amputated just below the knee, her left arm is paralyzed, and she suffered brain injury.

The case against Ford Motor Company in the deaths of the father and daughter killed in the accident was settled for an undisclosed amount several years ago.

No punitive damages were awarded, but the $8.5 million in compensatory damages was the largest in the county’s history.

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