Reactive Airways (RADS) Case


Reactive Airways (RADS) Case

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Briggs WinstonDuring the course of his career, Winston Briggs has tried and won the same case twice before two different juries. The case involved a respiratory condition known as Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) that resulted from exposure to a pesticide known as Talstar. Mr. Briggs tried the case for the first time in 2004 and, after an eight day trial the verdict was in favor of Mr. Briggs’ client. Unhappy with the outcome, the opposing party appealed the verdict and the Georgia Court of Appeals set aside the jury’s verdict and ordered a new trial based on its conclusion that the trial judge had improperly admitted inadmissible scientific evidence during the first trial.

Based on the Court of Appeals’ ruling, Winston Briggs re-tried the case five years later. After a second eight day trial with a completely different jury, the verdict was in favor of Mr. Briggs’ client again. Winning the same case involving multiple medical, chemical, and toxicological experts on two different occasions demonstrates Mr. Briggs’ exceptional ability to successfully reach multiple different jurors in even the most complex of cases.