Asbestos Cases in 2002

Below are summaries of our trials from 2002. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

SF Jury Awards $150,000 to Mechanic with Asbestosis

A San Francisco jury awarded $150,000 to a retired instrument mechanic and maintenance supervisor suffering from asbestos pleural disease and asbestosis caused by on–the–job exposure to asbestos.

San Francisco Jury Awards $33.7 Million to Former Navy Electrician

In what is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a California asbestos case, a San Francisco jury awarded a total of $33.7 million to a navy electrician and his wife. Mr. Todak, who suffers from mesothelioma, was awarded $22.7 million and his wife received $11 million for loss of consortium.
( Alfred Todak v. Foster Wheeler L.L.C. , 2002, San Francisco Superior Court)

Selected Verdicts: 2002

Milt Johnson/Alex Mendoza v. Asbestos Defendants
Civil Jury Trial
Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
Judge: Hon. John Wittmayer
Trial Type: Products Liability
Case Settled After Opening Statements
November 2002

Perry Wells v. Allen Bradley Company, Inc.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiatelli
Trial Type: Negligence-Products Liability
Case Settled in Part: Defense Verdict for Allen Bradley
June-July 2002

Alfred Todak v. Foster Wheeler L.L.C.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. John E. Munter
Trial Type: Negligence-Products Liability
Verdict: $33,700,000
February-March 2002

Joseph and Thomas Soares (minor twins) v. Tile Council of America, Inc.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence
Case Settled at Closing: Excess of $750,000
January 2002