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3.5 Million Dollar Mesothelioma Verdict in Seattle

Today in Seattle a jury awarded Barbara Brandes 3.5 million in damages against Brand Insulation. Brand provided and installed asbestos insulation at the Arco refinery in Cherry Point Washington in 1971 and 1972. Barbara’s husband Ray worked with insulation at the Arco refinery from 1971 to 1975, and she was exposed to asbestos carried homeRead More

New mesothelioma drug approved by the FDA

Even 10 years ago when someone was diagnosed with mesothelioma there was little hope and people were faced with very few choices. Today for people diagnosed early with the right cell type there is in fact some reason for hope for an extended life not imaginable just a few years ago. One extraordinary success storyRead More

Asbestos Litigation Update | Mesothelioma News

In this video Chris Placitella provides updates on important news affecting mesothelioma lawsuits across the country. In this issue Placitella reviews recent verdicts as well as important decisions from Courts in New York, Pennsylvania and Alabama as well as a preview of cases currently in trial.

Mesothelioma Legal News | by Mesothelioma Lawyer Chris Placitella

Chris Placitella discusses important news and cases concerning mesothelioma lawsuits. In this video blog Chris discusses recent verdicts and an important decision by a Pennsylvania Appellate Court. Since this video was created a few additional cases came down which are worth mentioning.  The Second Circuit  granted the request of Crane Co. to keep an asbestos wrongfulRead More

Asbestos Litigation

Mesothelioma Legal News | by Mesothelioma Lawyer Chris Placitella

Chris Placitella discusses important news and cases concerning mesothelioma lawsuits. In this video blog Chris discusses recent verdicts and an important decision by a Pennsylvania Appellate Court. Since this video was created a few additional cases came down which are worth mentioning.  The Second Circuit  granted the request of Crane Co. to keep an asbestos wrongfulRead More

7 Million Dollar NY Mesothelioma Verdict

    Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict Yesterday a New York jury awarded a former LILCO welder 7 million dollars for the mesothelioma he developed while building a LILCO powerplant. For a full video report click here Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict

Mesothelioma Verdicts

3.5 Million Dollar Mesothelioma Verdict in Seattle

Today in Seattle a jury awarded Barbara Brandes 3.5 million in damages against Brand Insulation. Brand provided and installed asbestos insulation at the Arco refinery in Cherry Point Washington in 1971 and 1972. Barbara’s husband Ray worked with insulation at the Arco refinery from 1971 to 1975, and she was exposed to asbestos carried homeRead 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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