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$9.8 Million Awarded in Electrician Case

In 2000, a jury awarded $9.8 million to the family of an electrician who died of asbestos-related cancer after years of employment in New York’s power plants.

Weitz & Luxenberg lawyers Robert Gordon and Michael Roberts tried the case. They said that the deceased, Dominick Fazio, had inhaled asbestos particles during more than 20 years of working with asbestos-containing boilers in power generating plants for the city of New York.

A New York Law Journal article that covered the story, quoted Gordon as saying, “He worked in areas where he was exposed to asbestos products. In late 1998, he got mesothelioma, which is a cancer from asbestos. Unfortunately, he died prior to the trial.”

Reportedly, the boilers had been installed in the 14th Street Powerhouse, one of the places where Mr. Fazio worked.

Mr. Fazio, who lived on Long Island, was diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 71. He died on March 13, at 72. The case was brought by his widow and three grown children.

From shipfitters, pipefitters and demolition workers, to those toiling on railroads and in construction, Weitz & Luxenberg has many clients whose needless and entirely avoidable exposure to asbestos ultimately led to them developing asbestos-related diseases.

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 in America and Canada 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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Mesothelioma and Asbestos

I appreciate your kindness and concern in your efforts to bring some peace of mind after the passing of my husband from asbestos. Thank you again for all your work and kindness at this difficult time.

- Alice , Yorktown Heights , NY

W&L Facts

  • Almost 1,700 boilermakers have used us as their legal advisors. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • Our Asbestos Exposure Team has more than 50 lawyers. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We got almost $2.8 billion from the shipyard industry. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won $17.5 million in a consolidated trial of 5 mesothelioma victims. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • More than 2,200 pipefitters have used us as their legal advisors. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won a $75 million verdict for clients who were exposed to asbestos at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We helped almost 1,600 clients from New Jersey. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We got $1.8 million from the aviation industry. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won a $2.16 million settlement for the family of a NYC construction worker who died of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • More than 2,800 electricians have used us as their legal advisors. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We worked with more than 31,000 clients who had asbestosis or pleural disease.

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  • We played a pivotal role in establishing asbestos bankruptcy trusts that hold $30 billion to compensate victims. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We got more than $350 million from the petrochemical industry. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We helped Brooklyn Navy Yard workers get $104 million in a class-action case against Johns-Manville. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We obtained a $190 million verdict in a mesothelioma case. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We got more than $110 million from the automotive industry. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won lung cancer cases totaling almost $1.5 billion. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won $11.6 million for the widow of a sheet metal worker who died of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won a $64.65 million award for 4 construction site workers who had asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • Our largest single Asbestos Exposure settlement was for almost $6 million. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
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