Lung Cancer

A jury unanimously agreed to award $17,736,700 to the widow of Captain William Major, U.S. Navy, Retired, against the only defendant in the case, Lorillard Tobacco Co. the jury  concluded that products made by Lorillard Tobacco Co. failed to meet the California consumer safety based risk-benefit test for design defect.

  • Jury Awards $17.7 Million in Tobacco Lung Cancer Case to Widow of Retired Navy Captain

    A jury unanimously agreed to award $17,736,700 to the widow of Captain William Major, U.S. Navy, Retired, against the only defendant in the case, Lorillard Tobacco Co. the jury  concluded that products made by Lorillard Tobacco Co. failed to meet the California consumer safety based risk-benefit test for design defect.
  • Jury Awards $2.6 Million in Asbestos Lung Cancer Case to Family of Retired Local 396 Ironworker

    A jury awarded $2,610,720 to the family of Douglas “Duke” Vanden Broek, a retired Local 378 ironworker, and was exposed to asbestos used by insulators at various locations. ( Anne Vanden Broek, et al. v. Plant Insulation Company , 2008 Case No. 436690, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • Machinist with Asbestos Lung Cancer Awarded Over $5 Million

    An asbestos lung cancer victim who was employed as a Navy machinist and engineering officer was awarded over $5 million by a San Francisco jury. He had worked with asbestos gaskets and steam packing as well as with asbestos–containing marine valves during his career. ( Edward Jones v. John Crane Incorporated, et al, 2003, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • Large Oregon Verdict for Victim of Asbestos–Related Lung Disease

    A jury awarded over $1.5 million in favor of a 71–year old Portland worker diagnosed with asbestos–related lung disease and non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had been exposed to asbestos–containing building products manufactured by Kaiser Gypsum. ( Robert Bush v. Kaiser Gypsum, 1999, Case No. 03–01863, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon)