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After $21.7M verdict, Pepco reaches settlement with paralyzed contractor

Pepco has reached a settlement with a former contractor originally awarded nearly $36 million from a Montgomery County jury after was electrocuted and paralyzed from the neck down in a workplace accident. The jury verdict in favor of Hugo Hernandez Palomino came in October following a six-day jury trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The jury award included approximately $19 million for future medical expenses and $15 million for noneconomic damages, which would have been capped at $770,000.

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