Asbestos

Asbestos fibers brought home from workplace cause death. $11.2 million. Los Angeles County.

Asbestos fibers brought home from work on clothing alleged to cause lung disease, death.

  • Case Name: Alfred Mata v. Liberty Utilities (Park Water) Corp
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 23, 2018

Mesothelioma: Plaintiff worked with asbestos in Iran. $5.2 million. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff, age 82, worked in Iran for American contractors when he was allegedly exposed to asbestos insulating products.  He has lived in California for over 30 years.

  • Case Name: Malek v. Fluor Corporation, et. al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Railroad boilermaker dies of Mesothelioma from asbestos in repair shop. $6.95 million. Alameda County.

Railroad worker is exposed to asbestos in railroad repair shops long after asbestos protection for workers is mandated.

  • Case Name: Karen Emerson v. Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Auto mechanic worked on brakes, dies of mesothelioma. $10.9 million gross verdict. Fresno County.

Plaintiffs' decedent worked on brakes as an auto mechanic, and also worked as a plumber.  He was exposed to asbestos in both jobs.  Punitive damages against defendant Honeywell (Bendix). Very low section 998 settlement offer by defendant.

  • Case Name: Phillips v. Honeywell International, Inc. et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mesothelioma causes death of auto parts worker: $11 million gross verdict for family. Alameda County.

Decedent was exposed to asbestos dust through his work with vehicle brake parts.  This trial was for damages only.

  • Case Name: Emily Bankhead, Tammy Bankhead, and Debbie Bankhead-Meiers v. ArvinMeritor, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Auto mechanic wins $6.8 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. for mesothelioma. Alameda County.

Plaintiff was an auto mechanic with decades of asbestos exposure from Ford parts such as brakes, clutches and gaskets. He was forced to give up his auto repair business when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Majority of jury verdict was for pain and suffering.

  • Case Name: Patrick Scott and Sharon Scott v. Allied Packing & Supply, Ford Motor Company, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Sunday, November 18, 2012