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$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.

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$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.

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$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.

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$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.

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$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.

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$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.

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