Bradley M. Henry is a trial lawyer now at Sweeney Merrigan specializing in wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and commercial property loss cases. In 2016, the US Supreme Court let stand a $63 million trial verdict and $148.5 million judgment that Henry won with a former law partner, against a global pharmaceutical giant for devastating, life-long adverse drug reactions suffered by a child. See Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-johnson-johnson-idUSKCN0UX1VW; Reckis v. Johnson & Johnson, 471 Mass. 272 (2015),(http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/471/471mass272.html; http://lawyersusaonline.com/reprints). From 2018 through 2022, he served as Co-Liaison and Class Counsel for the plaintiffs in a record-breaking $143 million dollar settlement of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion disaster case against Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource.
After his first year of law school, Henry joined a traditional civil law firm in 1989 and initially defended airlines, aircraft manufacturers and aviation interests in federal court, before transitioning to plaintiffs' practice. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in Boston's “Big Dig” tunnel ceiling collapse case of DelValle v. Bechtel, a products- and construction-related wrongful death case that ultimately settled with 15 defendants for $28.1 million. Before that, Henry was the primary handling attorney of the college alcohol hazing death case of Krueger v. MIT from 1997 to 2001 as well as the commuter rail cardiac death case of Allen v. MBTA from 2002 to 2005. Henry’s practice has included plane crashes, mid-air collisions, complex product and weapons cases, refinery explosions, mass shooting tragedies, hazing deaths, building / bridge / tunnel and other construction collapses, MBTA, railroad and other transportation disasters, electrocutions and gas explosions as well as nursing home and pharmaceutical cases.