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$47 Million from LILCO, Con Edison

A March 2003 article in the New York Daily News reported on a mesothelioma personal injury verdict/settlement regarding an ex-boilermaker who was awarded $47 million yesterday by a jury that blamed his lung cancer on years of working with asbestos. Robert Croteau, 53, of Pottstown, Pa., was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal lung cancer, in 2001, according to his attorneys, Michael Roberts, Jerry Kristal and Richard Meadow of Weitz & Luxenberg. Roberts said his client got cancer after being exposed to asbestos at Con Edison and Long Island Lighting Co. power plants while working for various contractors in the 1960s and 1970s.  

The Manhattan Supreme Court jury deliberated for slightly more than two days, following a two-month-long trial, finding both companies negligent as well as reckless.  

Representatives of the companies said they would appeal. The jury also found about 20 other companies partially responsible for Croteau’s plight. Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading plaintiffs’ law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years.

Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease. If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.

Recent W&L Results

  • $20 Million

    The family of a former Navy shipfitter who died earlier this year of mesothelioma received a verdict of against a manufacturer of boilers that were insulated with asbestos.

  • $25 Million

    Two men sought help after getting cancer due to asbestos-tainted products. Crane Co., the product manufacturer, acted recklessly and with conscious disregard for safety. W&L is relentless in ensuring that innocent victims are not brushed aside.

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