Asbestosis

A San Francisco jury ruled in favor of Tommy Dye, a former Navy boiler maker from Othello, Washington, in his products liability case against Asbestos Corporation Limited (ACL), a supplier of asbestos fibers used in the manufacture of packing, gasket, and insulation materials. ( Tommy Dye, et al. v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et al. , 2009 Case No. 274606, San Francisco Superior Court)

  • Former Navy Boiler Maker with Asbestosis Assessed Verdict Against Asbestos Corporation Ltd.

    A San Francisco jury ruled in favor of Tommy Dye, a former Navy boiler maker from Othello, Washington, in his products liability case against Asbestos Corporation Limited (ACL), a supplier of asbestos fibers used in the manufacture of packing, gasket, and insulation materials. ( Tommy Dye, et al. v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et al. , 2009 Case No. 274606, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • Asbestos Verdict of Over $868,000 for Family of Drywall Taper

    A jury returned a verdict of over $868,000 in favor of the family of a drywall taper who died of asbestosis and asbestos pleural disease. ( Aline Ivance, Vicky Woolley, and Lindy Schluter v. Rich–Tex, Inc. , 2007 Case No. 419435, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • San Francisco Jury Awards Over $11.5 Million in Asbestos Case

    A jury awarded over $1.1 million to a Navy veteran suffering from asbestosis and $400,000 to his wife for the loss of his companionship. The defendant, Asbestos Corporation Limited, acted with malice or oppression, according to the jury, which added another $10 million in punitive damages against the company. ( Joseph Garza and Mary Garza v. Asbestos Corporation Limited , 2006 Case No. 438144, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • Jury Awards $2.8 Million for Terminal Asbestosis

    A San Francisco jury awarded Harold Phelps and his wife Neva $2.8 million in damages because of occupational exposure to asbestos. ( Harold Phelps v. Hamilton Materials, Inc. , 2005, Case No. 433734, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • Seattle Jury Delivers Plaintiff Verdict of $242,500 in Asbestosis Case

    A Seattle jury awarded $242,500 to a paper mill worker suffering from asbestosis due to his exposure to asbestos in dryer felts. ( Ernest Coulter and Lerose Coulter v. ACandS, Inc. et al. , 2005, Case No. 01–2–34675–0SEA, King County Superior Court, WA)
  • San Francisco Jury Awards $1,250,000 in Asbestosis Case

    A San Francisco jury unanimously awarded damages of $1,250,000 in favor of a retired pipefitter with asbestosis and pleural disease caused by his occupational exposure to asbestos. ( Geronia Quarles vs. Advocate Mines, Ltd. , 2005, Case No. 409170, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • Jury Awards Over $1.1 Million to Engineer with Asbestosis

    A San Francisco jury awarded over $1.1 million to a stationary engineer suffering from asbestosis due to his exposure to asbestos. For 35 years, his job included maintaining laundry equipment. He replaced asbestos–containing binders, pads, and covers––items manufactured by the defendants. ( Asbestos Plaintiff v. American Laundry Machinery, Inc. , 2003, San Francisco Superior Court, California)