Asbestos and Medical Malpractice Case Verdicts

Below are summaries of our trials from 2000. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Jury Awards $1,048,100 in Kent Micronite Asbestos Cigarette Filter Case

A jury awarded $1,048,100 to two children of a woman who contracted and died from malignant abdominal mesothelioma caused by her exposure to asbestos during the period 1953-1956 when she smoked Kent Micronite asbestos filtered cigarettes.

Jury Awards $4,648,535 to Former Navy Seaman in Asbestos Case

A San Francisco jury awarded $4,648,535 to a former Navy seaman afflicted with malignant mesothelioma caused by his occupational exposure to asbestos.

Jury Awards $371,050 to Ironworker Injured by Asbestos Products

A San Francisco jury awarded $371,050 to a retired ironworker suffering from asbestosis and asbestos-related pleural disease due to his occupational exposure to asbestos.

Jury Awards $3,600,950.44 in Medical Malpractice Case

A San Francisco Jury awarded $3,600,950.44 to a 45 year-old pharmacist and mother of two, against the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

Family of Deceased Plasterer Awarded $2.9 Mil Against Manufacturers of Asbestos–Containing Plastic Cements

A San Francisco jury awarded $2,955,702.21 to the family of life-long plasterer.

Selected Verdicts: 2000

Dennis Emrick v. WR Grace & Co., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
Trial Type: Mesothelioma
Case Settled in Part at Pre-Trial: Excess of $2,200,000
Defense verdicts Scapa Dryer Felts, Asten-Hill Manufacturing Co., Quimby Welding Supply, ACandS Inc., United States Mineral Products Co. Appeal pending. Second action filed.
September-November 2000

Theodore Norman/Marion Norman v. US Gypsum Co and Krueger Lumber Co.
Civil Jury Trial
Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
Judge: Hon. John Wittmayer
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Living Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Plaintiff's Case in Chief: Excess of $600,000
August 2000

Alfred McKeown v. Center for Claims Resolution Defendants
Civil Jury Trial
Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
Judge: Hon. John Wittmayer
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Living Lung Cancer
Case Settled After Voir Dire: Excess of $400,000
July 2000

Donald Benedict v. Center for Claims Resolution
Civil Jury Trial
Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County
Trial Type: Product Liability-Negligence-Living Lung Cancer
Case Settled After Voir Dire: Excess of $400,000
June 2000

Bernie Chavers v. Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Gatke Corporation
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. James McBride
Personal Injury-Products Liability-Civil Conspiracy-Mesothelioma
Verdict: $4,648,535-Punitive Phase Pending
May 2000