Judgment for Single Plaintiff –$1,448,764
Ms. Bossio recently secured the largest reported verdict in the State of California for a single plaintiff, indoor toxic mold case (including particulate matter and formaldehyde exposures) in the State of California. Manuel Medina v. Lillian Penton & Leanne Morris (Sacramento County Superior Court). After a seven week trial, a Sacramento jury deliberated for three days and returned a verdict in the amount of $1,388,488 against two private landlords that owned a rental home in Antelope, CA. Plaintiff, a 26 year old father, alleged that the landlords rented and concealed a severely water damaged home to his young family resulting in the profound exacerbation of his preexisting pulmonary condition. The jury awarded Mr. Medina $245,288 in past medical costs, $200,000 in future medical cost, $83,200 in past lost earnings, $360,000 in future lost earnings and $500,000 in emotional distress damages. The Court adjusted the final judgment to include a cost award against the defendant landlords increasing the jury’s award from $1,388,488 to $1,448,764.
The verdict was reported across the State, and was published in the San Francisco Daily Journal, Verdict Search California and the Sacramento Bee.