TDR client Hospira, Inc. retained us to represent it in connection with multiple lawsuits arising from an explosion of an industrial freeze dryer called a lyophilizer at its facility in North Chicago, Illinois. TDR represented Hospira in its lawsuit against the machine’s manufacturer to recover for the property and business interruption damages it sustained as a result of the explosion. In addition, TDR represented Hospira in the personal injury lawsuits filed by the individuals who were injured in the explosion and the resulting fire. In August 2008, Hospira settled its property damage claim against the manufacturer and in October 2008 Hospira settled the personal injury claims against the machine’s manufacturer, all on very favorable terms.

Hospira was represented in these lawsuits by TDR attorneys Christopher Liguori, Daniel Stanner, John Fitzgerald, Brian Haussmann and Jack Barber.

Nogoy v. Hospira, Inc., Docket No. 05 L 5915, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois;

Dill v. Hospira, Inc., Docket No. 05 L 5918, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois; and

Hospira, Inc. v. The BOC Group, Inc., Docket No. 05 L 681, Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois.