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Two Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits Settled for $51M


This is a settlement for the Asbestos Mesothelioma lawsuit.

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.

In the case of Ronald Dummitt and Doris Kay Dummitt v. A.W. Chesterton, et al., a jury found Crane Co. and Elliott Turbomachinery Co., responsible for the asbestos exposure that led to a U.S. Navy boiler tender' diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer.

In returning its verdict, the jury determined that Crane and Elliott acted with a reckless disregard for the safety of others in failing to warn. The jury apportioned 99 percent responsibility to Crane and 1 percent responsibility to Elliott. The award included $16 million in past pain and suffering and $16 million in future pain and suffering to Mr. Dummitt.

In the case of David Konstantin and Ruby Konstantin v. 630 Third Avenue Associates, et al., the jury found Tishman Liquidating Corporation, formerly known as Tishman Realty & Construction, Co., Inc., responsible for Mr. Konstantin developing mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis, one of the rarest forms of cancer in the world. Like all cases of mesothelioma, this form of the disease is not curable.

The jury found Tishman 76 percent liable and to have acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others. The jury awarded Mr. Konstantin $7 million for past pain and suffering, and $12 million for future pain and suffering. The verdict amount also included $64,832 for past lost wages, and $485,325 for future lost wages.

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Published on Aug-19-11

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