Asbestos Cases

Below are summaries of our trials from 1999. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Portland Man Wins $1.5 Million Jury Verdict For Injuries and Cancer Caused by Asbestos Exposure

A jury awarded over $1.5 million in favor of a 71–year old Portland worker diagnosed with asbestos–related lung disease and non–Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had been exposed to asbestos–containing building products manufactured by Kaiser Gypsum.
( Robert Bush v. Kaiser Gypsum, 1999, Case No. 03–01863, Multnomah County Circuit Court, OR)

Jury Awards Navy Boilermaker Over $4.6 Million For Lung Cancer Caused by Asbestos Exposure

A San Francisco jury awarded a boilermaker and his wife over $4.6 million in damages in a lawsuit against Exxon Corporation June 10, 1999 for injuries resulting from occupational exposure to asbestos while working at the Exxon refinery in Benicia, California.
( Todd v. Asbestos Defendants (BHC), 1999, Case No. 969158, San Francisco Superior Court)

Selected Verdicts: 1999

Lynda Broussard v. Graybar Electric Company
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Ernest Goldsmith
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Mesothelioma
Case Settled After Plaintiffs' Case in Chief
December 1999

Dona Cottam v. Rapid American Corp.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Mesothelioma
Case Settled After Plaintiffs' Case in Chief: Excess of $750,000
November 1999

Sandra Holland v. U.S. Mineral; Douglas Insulation Co.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Stuart Pollak
Trial Type: Products Liability-Personal Injury-Mesothelioma
Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $1,000,000
October 1999

Robert Bush v. Kaiser Gypsum
Civil Jury Trial
Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
Judge: Hon. Anna Brown
Trial Type: Products Liability-Personal Injury-Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $1,500,000
August-September 1999

Jim White v. ACandS, Inc.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. John Conway
Trial Type: Products Liability-Personal Injury-Mesothelioma
June 1999

Tracy Thompson v. T&N PLC
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. John Conway
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Mesothelioma
May 1999

Arthur Manners v. E.J. Bartells Co.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. John Dearman
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial: Excess of $3,500,000
April 1999

Janis Hoffman v. Mobil Oil Co.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Jones Act-Mesothelioma
Case Settled After Verdict
March 1999

Frank Dens v. Burlington Northern Railroad
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
Judge: Hon. Frank Gafkowski
Trial Type: Personal Injury-FELA-Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Trial: Excess of $500,000
March 1999

Kenneth Kugelman v. John Crane Co. (opening statement)
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Raymond Arata
Trial Type: Products Liability-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer
Case on Appeal After Verdict
February 1999

Donald Dressler v. Lear Siegler Co.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Diane Wick
Trial Type: Products Liability-Personal Injury-Lymphoma
Case Mistried: Plaintiff Died During Trial
January 1999