Belluck and Fox, LLP – Mesothelioma Cases
Mealey’s Litigation Report: Asbestos, an asbestos litigation publication, reported in 2012 that our $51.5 million combined verdict in the cases of Dummitt v. A.W. Chesterton (No. 190196/10) and Konstantin v. 630 Third Avenue Associates was one of the largest in the United States.
The award shows the commitment we have to our mesothelioma clients as well as the results we are able to achieve for our clients and their families. We have years of experience in asbestos-related litigation. Our firm provides personalized and professional representation in every case we handle. To date, we have won more than $500 million in compensation for our clients and their families.
The case of Dummitt v. A.W. Chesterton involved a U.S. Navy veteran who claimed that he was exposed to asbestos while repairing valves aboard seven U.S. Navy ships, between 1960 and 1977. The case resulted in a $32 million verdict.
The 68-year-old Dummitt was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer, as a result of the exposure. The jury determined that the defendant, in failing to warn, acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others.
In Konstantin v. 630 Third Avenue Associates, the plaintiff claimed to have inhaled asbestos released from joint-sealing compounds while working on the construction of a high-rise building in Manhattan between 1976 and 1977. A $19.5 million verdict was awarded in that case.
The jury determined that the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos at two construction sites between 1974 and 1977, when drywall subcontractors sanded joint compound that contained asbestos and other laborers swept up the dust. The jury found that the plaintiff developed mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis due to this exposure.
Belluck & Fox, LLP represents individuals with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related legal claims. The firm has obtained hundreds of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for mesothelioma victims and their families.
U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly named Belluck & Fox one of the Top Law Firms in America.