Our work speaks for itself.
For decades we’ve helped thousands of families claim the compensation they deserve with no upfront costs to them. We’re not like other law firms – we put our clients first. It’s why our mantra “Personal. Professional. Proven.” comes alive in results. These are some examples.
Case Results for Top Mesothelioma and Personal Injury Law Firm
$51.5M joint verdict for a U.S. Navy Veteran and NYC Construction Worker
- Third largest asbestos verdict ever in the U.S. at the time.
- The U.S. Navy veteran was exposed to asbestos while repairing valves aboard seven U.S. Navy ships between 1960 and 1977.
- The NYC construction worker inhaled asbestos released from joint-sealing compounds while working on the construction of a high-rise building in Manhattan between 1976 and 1977.
$32M for Navy Veteran
- U.S. Navy veteran worked as a boiler tender aboard several U.S. Navy ships between 1960 and 1977.
- Client developed pleural mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos while working in the boiler and fire rooms in each vessel and repairing Crane Co. manufactured valves.
- The jury found defendants had acted with a reckless disregard for the safety of others in failing to warn about the dangers of the asbestos exposure.
$22M for a Part-time Construction Worker
- From 1953 to 1973 the client operated a part-time construction business, Gondar Contracting, in Staten Island. He was a veteran of the US Army, a former member of the New York Police Department, and a retired high school teacher.
- Was regularly exposed to extensive levels of asbestos-laden dust from external insulation on boilers manufactured by Burnham, and others, when they were removed from residential basements.
- We presented evidence from a series of experts on the use of asbestos, the causation of mesothelioma, the state-of-the-art evidence relating to the dangers of asbestos, and testimony about the cancer’s impact on the client’s life.
$19.5M for a Carpenter
- Developed mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis, a rare form of mesothelioma that affects tissues surrounding the testes.
- Client was exposed to asbestos at two construction sites — 622 Third Avenue and the Olympic Towers — between 1974 and 1977, when drywall subcontractors sanded joint compound that contained asbestos and Tishman laborers swept up the dust.
- Jury determined Tishman Liquidating Corporation, formerly known as Tishman Realty & Construction, Co., Inc., violated § 200 of the New York Labor Law, which requires general contractors to maintain a safe workplace for construction workers.
$16M for Widows of Mesothelioma
- U.S. Navy veteran was exposed to asbestos over 28 years while repairing valves aboard seven U.S. Navy ships.
- A construction worker inhaled asbestos released from joint-sealing compounds of a high-rise building in Manhattan between 1974 and 1977.
- Rulings were an appeal of the verdicts from a case where Crane Co. and Elliott Turbomachinery Co. were found responsible for asbestos exposure. The jury also found Tishman Liquidating Corporation responsible.
$4.4M for a Mechanic
- Worked at Northeast Metal Fabricators, Northeast Mechanical, Lowell Sheet Metal, Burlington Mechanical, and Chelmsford Air.
- Regularly installed boilers, removed furnaces, performed duct work and worked as an HVAC technician.
- Diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in 2018.
$4M for a Plant Worker
- Worked as an internal grinder at the Chicago Pneumatic tool manufacturing plant from 1968 to 1973, and was exposed to asbestos from products supplied by Pacemaker’s predecessor to the plant, Charles Millar & Son.
- Largest asbestos verdict in Oneida County, New York, and the largest asbestos verdict in New York State against a distributor.
- In March 2016, Pacemaker asked the trial judge to overturn the jury verdict and dismiss the case, and we successfully defeated that motion.
$3.2M for a U.S. Navy Machinist
- Served as a Machinist Mate Fireman Apprentice on the USS Plymouth Rock, LSD 29. At 17 years old.
- Diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma at age 55 and died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos from products used in connection with Jenkins Bros. valves.
- Jenkins Bros. challenged the verdict and fought the ruling, however, last month a NY supreme court judge rejected the defendant’s challenges and the award stands.