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As a leader of the plaintiffs' bar, Chris Placitella is known for helping to establish a national asbestos litigation group dedicated to successfully and effectively representing individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families.

Asbestos Litigation

Pneumo Abex Must Pay $3.3M More To Asbestos Victim's Family

A California jury determined last week that Pneumo Abex LLC must pay $3.3 million to the family of a now-deceased man who allegedly contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in brake linings, in addition to the $9.75 million that was paid to the man and his wife while he was still alive. If youRead More

Mesothelioma Verdicts

Cleveland Mesothelioma Case Against Kelsey Hayes Awards 27.5 Million

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues Gary Paul, Demetrios Zacharopoulos and John Mismas for such a tremendous victory. The plaintiff John Panza was only 40 years old and suffering from mesothelioma. He and his wife Jane began dating in high school. John is a college professor. John’s exposure to asbestos came  from his father who was a bystander at a facility theRead More

IARC Declares All Forms of Asbestos Cause Cancer

  A common defense employed in most mesothelioma trials is that chrysotile asbestos does not cause mesothelioma. This position is once again rebuffed by the IARC. The International Agency for Research on Cancer calls for end to use of all forms of asbestos Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca In a Joint Statement, released on February 19, 2013,Read More

Blog Index

Remembering Jerry Johnson by Rachel Placitella, Esquire

James J. Johnson or “Jerry” was my client. He died from pleural mesothelioma yesterday. Jerry’s disease was caused by exposure to asbestos while working as a ceiling installer at construction sites in New Jersey. He was an honest, respectful, hardworking man who was still working when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 75, not becauseRead More

Pneumo Abex Must Pay $3.3M More To Asbestos Victim's Family

A California jury determined last week that Pneumo Abex LLC must pay $3.3 million to the family of a now-deceased man who allegedly contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in brake linings, in addition to the $9.75 million that was paid to the man and his wife while he was still alive. If youRead More

California Jury Awards 11 Million in Mesothelioma Case

Congratulations to my long time friend and colleague David McClain for his victory against Pneumo Abex. Today , an Alameda County jury awarded Emily Bankhead, Tammy Bankhead, and Debbie Bankhead-Meiers $6 million, $2.5 million, and $2.5 million respectively for the wrongful death of Gordon Bankhead, for a total of $11 million.  David is a greatRead More

Cleveland Mesothelioma Case Against Kelsey Hayes Awards 27.5 Million

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues Gary Paul, Demetrios Zacharopoulos and John Mismas for such a tremendous victory. The plaintiff John Panza was only 40 years old and suffering from mesothelioma. He and his wife Jane began dating in high school. John is a college professor. John’s exposure to asbestos came  from his father who was a bystander at a facility theRead More

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