State Supreme Court, New York County, Hon. Alice Schlesinger, Presiding.
George & Rosemary Barg v. ACandS, Inc. et al., et al. December 2, 1997
Tre' Smith of Delaney & Smith in Albany, Bob Komitor in New York
City, and my firm recently settled a suit filed on behalf of 70 year-old
former Consolidated Edison
powerhouse worker for a total of $2.925 million. The case was filed in New York County Supreme
Court. The case was both interesting and challenging, as George Barg was
diagnosed in September, 1996, with two primary malignancies, pleural mesothelioma
on the left lung and cancer of the right kidney. The kidney cancer was
asymptomatic, and all of George's symptoms referred to his mesothelioma.
George's mesothelioma took an indolent course during the fourteen
months between talc pleuradesis, performed shortly after diagnosis, and
trial. The asbestos companies argued that George, who had worked in asbestos-saturated
powerhouses for 40 years, did not have mesothelioma. The last remaining
defendant settled after one day of jury selection.
The settling parties included, in no particular order:
A. W. Chesterton
Babcock & Wilcox
Center for Claims Resolution
Courter & Company
Guyon General Piping
Robert A. Keasbey
Worthington Industries, Inc.
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Every case is different. Similar results may not be obtained in your case.
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