Former Pfizer Employee Awarded $1.37M in Lawsuit

A former bio-technical scientist for Pfizer was awarded $1.37 million after being infected by a virus while working at the company and being refused workers’ compensation.

The former Pfizer employee contracted a experimental virus in the company’s laboratories. After the drug manufacturer denied workers’ compensation claims filed by the employee, the case went to court.

An intentional tort claim was dismissed by the presiding judge, and the injured worker was forced to proceed under the theory that the company had violated whistleblower laws. The ex-sceintist also alleged, in the lawsuit, that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to throughly investigate the matter and take action.

If you or someone you love has been injured at your job, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer to help cover the costs of your losses. To learn more, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 919-851-3311.