Mesothelioma

After a six (6) week trial and less than one (1) day of deliberations, a San Francisco jury assessed a verdict in favor of 81 year old plaintiff George Lucas against defendant Triple A Machine Shop, Inc., a shipyard contractor, deciding that defendant Triple A was negligent and contributed to cause Mr. Lucas’ mesothelioma.(George Lucas v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc., 2017 Case No. ##XX#####, San Francisco County Superior Court)

  • $24,260,000.00 Verdict for Retired 81 Year Old Longshoreman

    After a six (6) week trial and less than one (1) day of deliberations, a San Francisco jury assessed a verdict in favor of 81 year old plaintiff George Lucas against defendant Triple A Machine Shop, Inc., a shipyard contractor, deciding that defendant Triple A was negligent and contributed to cause Mr. Lucas’ mesothelioma.(George Lucas v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc., 2017 Case No. ##XX#####, San Francisco County Superior Court)
  • $5 Million Verdict for Retired Pipefitter in Mesothelioma Trial

    After a three week trial and two days of deliberations, a Multnomah County jury returned a verdict against John Crane Inc. The jury assessed $1.93 million in total non-economic damages and $813,853 in economic damages. The jury also found that the defendant corporation showed a reckless and outrageous indifference to a highly unreasonable risk of harm and assessed $3 million dollars in punitive damages. ( Robert and Bonnie Sprague v. John Crane Inc. , 2017 Case No. 15CV14771, Multnomah County Circuit Court)
  • $70,861,113 Verdict for Retired Machinist Mate & Nuclear Inspector

    After a six week trial and one day of deliberations, an Alameda County jury assessed over $70,000,000 verdict against John Crane Inc., an asbestos packing and gasket manufacturer. ( Robert & Linda Whalen v. John Crane Inc. , 2014, Case No. RG14711964, Alameda County Superior Court)
  • $13,227,939 Verdict for Retired San Francisco Electrician

    A San Francisco jury found Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., a manufacturer of joint compounds, guilty of acting with oppression or malice by clear and convincing evidence and levied a $6,000,000 punitive damages verdict against defendant Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. ( Melvin Desin v. Defendant Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. , 2012 Case No. 275881, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • $1,979,228 Verdict for Retired Los Angeles Brickmason

    A Los Angeles jury found against Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., a manufacturer of asbestos-containing joint compounds, deciding that their compounds were defectively designed and contained a failure to warn product defect. ( Vincent Monaco v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. , 2012 Case No. BC473091, Los Angeles Superior Court)
  • $41,273,421 Verdict for Retired Local #38 Plumber in San Francisco, California

    A unanimous San Francisco jury found Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., a manufacturer of joint compounds and wallboard materials, guilty of acting with oppression or malice by clear and convincing evidence. ( John Casey and Patricia Casey v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al. , 2011 Case No. CGC–10–275517, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • Jury Renders $5.2 Million Verdict in Utah Peritoneal Mesothelioma Case

    A jury in Salt Lake City, Utah found in favor of Vickie Warren, suffering from a rare case of peritoneal mesothelioma, in her products liability design defect and products liability failure to warn trial against Georgia–Pacific, LLP, Hamilton Materials, Inc., and Union Carbide Corporation. The asbestos products manufactured by the defendants were found to be the cause of her peritoneal mesothelioma. ( Vickie Warren v. Georgia Pacific; Hamilton Materials and Union Carbide Corporation , 2010 Case No. 070911933, Salt Lake City Third Judicial District Court)
  • Jury Assesses a $10.2 Million Verdict for Retired Washington Paper Mill Worker Suffering from Mesothelioma

    A federal jury in Seattle, Washington found in favor of Henry Barabin, a retired Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill worker suffering from mesothelioma, and his wife, Geraldine, in their products liability case against Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. and AstenJohnson Inc., two former manufacturers of asbestos–containing dryer fabrics used on paper machines. ( Henry Barabin, et al. v.Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. & AstenJohnson, Inc. , 2009 Case No. C07-01454-RSL, United States District Court, Western District of Washington) Rather than pay the judgment, the defendants appealed. Mr. Barabin managed to beat the odds and bravely fought his mesothelioma for a long time before […]
  • Jury Assesses a $3.4 Million Verdict for the Family of a Former Johns–Manville Plant Worker

    A jury ruled in favor of the family of Richard Worthley Sr., a deceased former Johns–Manville Transite plant worker from Beaumont, California, in their negligence, products liability design defect, and products liability failure to warn trial against Advocate Mines Limited, an asbestos mine in Baie Verte, Newfoundland. ( Mickie Worthley, et al. v. Advocate Mines Limited, et. al. , 2009 Case No. 432308, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • San Francisco Jury Renders a $8.4 Million Dollar Verdict for Former Drywaller with Mesothelioma

    A jury ruled in favor of Jack Reynolds, a former drywaller from Rio Vista, California, in his products liability trial against Hamilton Materials, Inc., assessing $8.4 million in damages, due to Hamilton Materials, Inc.’s contribution in causing Mr. Reynolds’ mesothelioma. ( Jack Reynolds v. Hamilton Materials, Inc. , 2009 Case No. 274747, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • Jury Assesses a $1,185,500 Verdict for Oakland, California Laborer

    A jury ruled in favor of Charles Johnson, a former laborer from Oakland, California, in his negligence trial against Plant Insulation Company, assessing $1,185,500, due to Plant Insulation Company’s contribution in causing Mr. Johnson’s mesothelioma. ( Charles Johnson v. Plant Insulation Company, et al. , 2009 Case No. 274919, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • San Francisco Jury finds Manufacturer Foster Wheeler LLC Negligent in Navy Veteran’s Development of Mesothelioma

    A jury awarded $2,039,519 in total damages to the family of Calvin Oxford, a former Navy boiler tender who developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure during his Navy service in the 1960s. ( Judy Oxford, et al. vs. Foster Wheeler Corporation, et al. , 2008 No. 440328, San Francisco Superior Court)
  • Verdict of Over $18.5 Million for Aerospace Plastics Molder Suffering from Mesothelioma

    A jury ruled in favor of a former plastics molder suffering from mesothelioma, assessing over $18.5 million in damages against a former asbestos mining and manufacturing company. ( David Bakkie v. Union Carbide Corporation , 2006 Case No. 445300, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • San Francisco Jury Finds Chrysotile Asbestos Causes Rare Peritoneal Mesothelioma

    A jury awarded over $1.9 million to a 71–year–old retired sheet metal worker, Genaro Garcia, who developed peritoneal mesothelioma from his prior on–the–job exposure to asbestos. ( Genaro Garcia and Delia Garcia v. Duro Dyne Corporation and Holmes & Narver, Inc. , 2005, Case No. 418098, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • San Francisco Jury Awards $8,673,704 in Mesothelioma Case

    A San Francisco jury awarded $8,673,704.74 to a 60 year old former United States Navy machinist and engineering officer suffering from terminal pleural mesothelioma caused by his service–related exposure to asbestos. ( Anthony Cadlo and Maxlyn Cadlo vs. John Crane Inc. and Metalclad Insulation Corp. , 2005, Case No. 412325, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • Jury Awards Over $2.9 Million to Electrician with Mesothelioma

    A San Francisco jury awarded $2,999,543 to a 74–year old retired electrician who is terminally ill with pleural mesothelioma caused by occupational asbestos exposure. He worked with asbestos–containing phenolic plastic compounds and asbestos–containing parts on electrical equipment. ( Philip Hoeffer v. Rockwell Automation , 2003, Case No. 28817, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • San Francisco Jury Awards $33.7 Million To Former Navy Electrician

    In what is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a California asbestos case, a San Francisco jury awarded a total of $33.7 million to a navy electrician and his wife. Mr. Todak, who suffers from mesothelioma, was awarded $22.7 million and his wife received $11 million for loss of consortium. ( Alfred Todak v. Foster Wheeler L.L.C. , 2002, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • Jury Awards Over $8 Million to Insulator

    A jury returned a verdict of $8 million in favor of an insulator who contracted mesothelioma from work around boilers at a refinery. ( Alan Vasen v. Exxon Mobil Corporation , 2001, Case No. 312211, San Francisco Superior Court, California)
  • Los Angeles Jury Awards Over $4.4 Million to Dying Steamfitter

    A steamfitter diagnosed with mesothelioma received over $4.4 million in damages. The defendant, John Crane, Inc., manufactured asbestos pump and valve packing and gaskets that the steamfitter used at a power plant during the 1950’s and 1960’s. ( James and Rose Efstratios v. John Crane, Inc. , 2001, Case No. BC226519, Los Angeles Superior Court, California)