Jury Orders Power Company to Pay Woman $4 million for Stray Voltage from a Shower Head that Caused Nerve Damage

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A jury in California has awarded $4 million to a woman who alleged that stray electrical current running through her shower caused her nerve damage and other ailments.

Simona Wilson, a 34-year-old mother of three, alleged in her premises liability, personal injury lawsuit that stray electrical currents ran through her Redondo Beach home that is located next to a Southern California Edison substation.

Wilson discovered the current when she felt it on her shower head. It eventually caused her nerve damage and a condition called erythromelalgia, a rare neurovascular disorder in which blood vessels are blocked then later become inflamed, the suit alleged.

During trial, evidence showed that Southern California Edison had previously owned Wilson's home and were aware of the stray voltage issue but never disclosed it when the home was sold.

After three-week of testimony, jurors ordered Southern California Edison to pay $1,050,000 for Wilson’s injuries and another $3 million in punitive damages.

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Ross Feller Casey, LLP have built a remarkable record of victories in premises liability cases, winning seven- and eight-figure recoveries including the largest verdict of its kind in Pennsylvania history.

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