Mesothelioma Verdicts, Litigation Claims and Appeals

Mesothelioma verdicts resulting from Mesothelioma litigation claims are increasingly being awarded higher levels of compensation awards, as well as, large on both an individual basis, as well as on a class action basis. By example: On December 20, 2007 an Illinois based family was awarded $2,600,000 USD relating to the death of an Illinois man suffering from the Mesothelioma. The man worked at Union Asbestos & Rubber Co. (later Unarco Industries Inc.) in 1962 and 1963, where he was exposed to asbestos but not warned. The Man died of Mesothelioma in September of 2005, with the family filing a lawsuit against the owners of the asbestos plant, (Honeywell International Inc.). The jury found the company guilty of conspiring to "suppress information about the hazards of asbestos". On March 18, 2008 a San Francisco jury awarded $20 million in damages to a woman diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2006 who immediately sued sued asbestos manufacturer Georgia Pacific Corp. after receiving a Mesothelioma diagnosis. According to the lawsuit, Georgia Pacific continued making an asbestos compound even after learning of its dangers, or even after other companies began using substitutes. Of special note, Georgia Pacific was ordered to pay 30 percent of the verdict, $7,000,000 USD as sole Defendant, as the Plaintiff had previously reached out-of-court settlements with other companies.

Based upon recent case law histories, Mesothelioma compensation verdicts often extend from $2,000,000 USD, to up to $20,000,000 USD. Recent Mesothelioma class actions have extended Mesothelioma Compensation verdicts resulting from Asbestos exposure exceeding $700,000,000 USD. The following brief overview of recent Mesothelioma claims, settlements and jury awards is instructive:

  • $2,000,000 was awarded to a 69 year old man diagnosed with Asbestosis as a result of his exposure as a self-employed contractor exposed to Asbestos joint compound products;
  • $3,500,000 was awarded a Tulsa, Oklahoma mechanic exposed to fireproofing spray on the job between 1970 and 1972. He developed Mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos;
  • $4,200,000 was awarded to a man exposed to Asbestos while serving in the Navy;
  • $6,300,000 was awarded a custodian exposed to asbestos-containing products during the remodeling of school buildings;
  • $6,500,000 was awarded a Northern California woman because of Mesothelioma caused by childhood exposure to Asbestos from her parents clothing;
  • $9,025,000 was awarded to an iron worker and a pipe fitter who developed Mesothelioma as a result of their exposure to Asbestos at a refinery and other industrial sites, though an appeal is presently pending;
  • $9,035,000 was awarded to a longshoreman and an employee of the defendant company who were exposed to asbestos-containing products while on the job;
  • $11,500,000 was awarded to a Northern California man as a result of Asbestos exposure leading to Mesothelioma, including compensation of $500,000 USD for economic losses, and $6,000,000 USD for pain and suffering. In addition, another family member was awarded $5,000,000 USD for the loss of consortium and companionship caused by Mesothelioma;
  • $17,035,000 was awarded to seven foundry workers who developed Asbestosis as a result of their exposure to asbestos at the foundry where they worked;
  • $18,000,000 was awarded to a 30-year career laborer at a copper smelter, including $3,000,000 USD in compensatory damages and $15,000,000 USD in punitive damages;
  • $20,000,000 was awarded to a 42 year-old Southern Californian woman exposed to asbestos-filled flooring over an eighteen year period;
  • $20,500,000 was awarded to a Northern California man who contracted Mesothelioma;

In connection with the vast number of lawsuits pending before the Courts, as well as the average individual Mesothelioma compensation award (excluding punitive damages or marital consortium losses) extending well above $1,000,000 USD, the environment for Mesothelioma Litigation Claims settlement or jury trial verdicts has never been better. Indeed, closer examination of settlements and verdict awards in various state and Federal Court venues, as well as the Mesothelioma Lawyers and Mesothelioma law firms obtaining such results in favored jurisdictions, places Plaintiff’s in a position to obtain optimal results.

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