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)