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.
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