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$53 Million to Asbestos Victim

In one of the largest compensatory verdicts for a single plaintiff in the history of asbestos litigation, a New York jury on Feb. 8 awarded a mesothelioma victim and his family a $53 million verdict for his asbestos exposure as a brake mechanic (Patricia Brown, Individually and as Executrix of the Estate of Stephen Brown…

$10 Million in Bungee Cord Accident

A 15-year-old boy suffered blindness in one eye, loss of the quality of life, and emotional distress, from a bungee cord accident. He was on a school field trip involving a zip line. He was struck by a broken bungee cord which acted as a brake for the zip line. It was carrying another student…

Navy Yard Workers Awarded $104 Million

New York jury rules against Manville Corp. in 2001 asbestos lawsuit, as reported in a news article below. As recently as December, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider reinstating the Travelers asbestos settlement, a $500-million settlement of asbestos lawsuits against the Travelers Companies, Inc., former insurers to Johns-Manville Corp. National Law Journal, 9/30/2001:…

Asbestos Plaintiffs Awarded $64.65 Million

The prognosis for the four plaintiffs in this asbestos personal injury case is grim, according to their attorney, Robert J. Gordon. Each is expected to die soon from an incurable form of cancer. William Falloon, the youngest plaintiff, was diagnosed in 1995 with mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs, whose only…

$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…

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