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At Shrader & Associates L.L.P., we are dedicated to providing successful results for our clients. When your life has been compromised, someone has to be held accountable. We’re here to make sure that happens. You and your family deserve better, and though a lawsuit may not be the most prominent thing on your mind, enlisting the aid of a qualified attorney can help your family and prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.

  • $120,000,000
    Commercial Litigation Case
    In a recent commercial litigation case, our team successfully obtained a judgment of over $120,000,000 for defrauded Texas investors.
  • $120,000,000
    Defrauded Texas Investors
    In a recent commercial litigation case, our team successfully obtained a judgment of over $120,000,000 for defrauded Texas investors.
  • $10,775,946.92
    Wrongful Death

    Delores Tipp, et al. v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al.: Wrongful death suit brought on behalf of the family of a 67 year old man who had died from mesothelioma. He was exposed to asbestos while working as a contractor at a Dow facility.

  • $7,500,000
    Benzene Exposure

    Cause No. A5666869: Lewis, et al. v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP
    District Court, Clark County Nevada, Dept. 27, Honorable Nancy Allf

    Rick Lewis worked as a gasoline tanker-truck driver in California and Nevada starting in 1995. From 2002-2008, he loaded gasoline at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Las Vegas between 1-7 times per day and delivered the fuel to various retail outlets. Gasoline contains up to 3% benzene. Kinder Morgan operates various pipelines and approximately 180 bulk terminals nationwide. Plaintiffs alleged that Mr. Lewis’s repeated exposures to benzene in gasoline at the Kinder Morgan terminal caused him to develop Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

    Plaintiffs’ legal theories against Kinder Morgan were based on negligence/premises liability, negligence/failure to warn, and strict products liability. The jury found that Kinder Morgan was negligent and also liable as a distributor.

    Plaintiffs argued that Rick Lewis’s DNA showed specific chromosomal damage linked in the scientific literature with exposure to benzene. Plaintiffs argued that Kinder Morgan failed to monitor its premises for benzene exposure and disregarded normal industrial hygiene practices, and failed to provide warnings to Mr. Lewis or other invitees of the dangers of benzene exposure from gasoline through normal bulk loading operations at its terminal.

    Kinder Morgan argued that gasoline is not a carcinogen, and asserted that benzene exposures were not a hazard at its Las Vegas terminal, or other locations. Kinder Morgan also claimed that it was not a ‘distributor’ of benzene-containing gasoline, but a storage facility instead. Kinder Morgan also argued that the cause of Mr. Lewis’s MDS was unknown.

    Other Information

    Prior to trial, confidential settlements were reached between Plaintiffs and several gasoline refiners. Kinder Morgan’s offer prior to trial was $20,000.

    Counsel

    Plaintiffs are represented by Justin Shrader, Keith Patton, and Robert Shuttlesworth of Shrader & Associates, LLP in Houston.

  • $6,800,000
    Mesothelioma Lawsuit
    Kenneth Kramer v. Amcord Inc.: A freelance worker who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to various construction materials containing asbestos has won a $6.8 million verdict against Amcord Inc., the manufacturer of the products primarily responsible for his disease.
  • $4,650,084.52
    Mesothelioma Lawsuit
    Joyce Stockton and Ronnie Stockton v. Ford Motor Company: Products liability suit brought by the wife of a brake mechanic that contracted mesothelioma from the asbestos in automotive friction materials (brakes and clutches). Ford was found 71% responsible for Plaintiffs’ injuries and grossly negligent in failing to warn about the asbestos in its products.

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