Understanding, Managing, and Living with the

Health Effects of Asbestos

Asbestos Settlements

Asbestos Settlement Reached Against Hennessy Industries
Los Angeles, CA: The California 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles has ruled in favor of the wife of a asbestos mesothelioma victim who says she is entitled to damages against a manufacturer of asbestos products based on the loss of consortium with her husband.

$2.4 Million Settlement Awarded in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Bridgeport, CT: A $2.4 million settlement has just been awarded in an asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit brought by the family of Hannibal "cottie"Saldibar, a tile setter from New Haven, who died after contracting the asbestos-related cancer.

$4.5M Asbestos Lawsuit Settlement Ruled Not Excessive
San Francisco, CA: A $4.5 million punitive damages award in an asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit will be allowed to stand – a California appeals court has ruled that it is not excessive, and that the conduct of ArvinMeritor, the defendant in the lawsuit, and successor of brake shoe manufacturer Rockwell, was "highly reprehensible."

$7.5M Settlement Awarded in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Los Angeles, CA: A California construction worker who developed a highly aggressive form of cancer after exposure to asbestos has received $7.5 million in settlement of legal claims against six companies that manufactured or distributed asbestos-cement pipe.

Widow Obtains Substantial Settlement in Asbestos Cancer-Death Lawsuit

New York, NY: A sizable settlement has been paid to the widow of a Montvale, N.J., man who died from peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. The settlement, negotiated on behalf of the widow, Robin Veraldo, was obtained midway through trial.

Jury Awards $7.55M in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
New Orleans, LA: A jury in Orleans Parish Civil District Court has ruled that three companies are liable for $7.55 million in damages for exposing former employee Thomas Kenney to asbestos. Kenny has been diagnosed with malignant asbestos mesothelioma.

$43 Million Settlement Approved for Libby Asbestos Victims
Libby, MT: Residents of Libby, Montana, suffering from asbestos-related illnesses including asbestosis and mesothelioma have been awarded a $43 million settlement by a judge in that state. The people were made ill as a result of their exposure to asbestos from the infamous W.R. Grace asbestos mine in Libby, Montana. Reports indicate that a large part of the settlement will be paid by Warren Buffett' Berkshire Hathaway.

Two Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits Settled for $51M
New York, NY: Separate verdicts totaling $32 million and more than $19 million were awarded on August 17 in cases involving individuals who contracted asbestos mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos.

Painter Diagnosed with Asbestos Mesothelioma Awarded $8.5M
Los Angeles, CA: A painter who was recently diagnosed with terminal asbestos mesothelioma caused by his exposure to asbestos-laiden products, has been awarded $8.5 million in settlement of his asbestos lawsuit.

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit
New Orleans, LA: An Orleans Parish Civil District Court jury hearing an asbestos lawsuit has found in favor of the plaintiff, and awarded him a $1.5 million settlement in general damages.

Jury Awards $22M in Settlement of Goodyear Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuits
New York, NY: A jury hearing two consolidated asbestos lawsuits brought by the families of two former employees of Goodyear, has awarded $22 million to the plaintiffs' families.

Deadly Asbestos Exposure Leads Jury to Award Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts
Washington, DC: The families of four men who died from asbestos mesothelioma and who had filed asbestos claims againt companies that manufactured and supplied asbestos-containing products, have been awarded over $9,600,000 in damages.

Brakes Man Diagnosed with Mesothelioma Awarded $17M
Oakland, CA: A man diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma in January 2010 has been awarded $17,470,000 as settlement of his asbestos claim against ArvinMeritor, Carlisle and Pneumo Abex.

$9 Million Mesothelioma Cancer Verdict Against Dow Chemical
Dallas, TX: A $9 million asbestos cancer verdict has been awarded to the family of the late Robert Henderson, who died from asbestos mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. Mr. Henderson spent much of his career working around asbestos-containing products.

Exxon Mobile to Pay $25 Million in Asbestos Mesothelioma Case
Newport, VA: A Newport Circuit Court jury has delivered a $25 million verdict to a former shipyard employee as settlement of his asbestos case. The settlement, against Exxon Mobil, represents one of the largest jury verdicts ever handed down in Virginia for a personal injury case.

Family Awarded $4.1 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit
Brazoria County, TX: A $4.1 million settlement has been awarded to the family of a man who allegedly died of asbestos mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure at work. Diagnosed with the fatal disease in 2008, Jerry Johnston died eight months later at the age of 63.

New Jersey Carpenter Wins $3,333,500 Settlement in Asbestos Lawsuit
Red Bank, NJ: Seventy-five year old New Jersey resident James Johnson was awarded a $3,333,500 settlement in September of this year resulting from his asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit. He was exposed to an asbestos-containing product at his work site.

Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Brings $4.5 Million Award
Clay County, MO: A $4.5 million settlement has been awarded in the case of a 70-year old man who died of asbestos mesothelioma. The plaintiff's career involved installing ceiling tiles which contained asbestos. During his career he breathed asbestos particles from these tiles on a daily basis while he was cutting, handling and fitting the tiles. His job also caused him on many occasions to be working alongside drywall installers who generated additional asbestos particles from the use of joint compound.

$7.5 Million Asbestos Judgment Upheld in New Jersey
Trenton, NJ: A $7.5 million settlement has been awarded to a woman who contracted asbestos mesothelioma from washing her husband's work clothes for three decades. The settlement was upheld by a New Jersey appellate court, resulting from an earlier decision in the case of Bonnie Anderson vs. AJ Friedman Supply Co Inc. The court also awarded $500,000 for Mrs. Anderson's husband, and prejudgment interest.

$14M Awarded in Florida Asbestos Mesothelioma Case
Miami, FL: A $14 million settlement has been awarded in an asbestos lawsuit brought by a man from who alleged that he developed deadly abdominal cancer after being exposed to the mineral in the 1970s.

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