Verdicts & Settlements

A History of Results

We’ve represented patients and families affected by asbestos illness since 1993. Unlike big firms with mass-marketing campaigns, we are a small firm very selective in the cases we handle. Through this “quality vs. quantity” approach, we have helped our clients recover over $2.5 Billion in compensation.

Claims for Compensation

Asbestos lawsuits involve claims against solvent entities responsible for our client’s asbestos exposures-typically 10, 20 or more “defendants.” Additional claims are often pursued in the trusts of bankrupt companies which cannot be sued.

Settlements

Defendants seeking to avoid the risk of trial will settle. Prior success at trial drives the amount defendants pay to settle cases. The amount of each defendant’s settlement is confidential. A client’s total recovery often consists of multiple defendant settlements and bankruptcy trust settlements.

Verdicts

Cases go to trial against defendants which refuse to offer acceptable settlements. A successful trial results in a verdict which is a matter of public record. In most of our cases, the verdict combines with multiple settlements to comprise the client’s total recovery.

VERDICTS

Below are a few of the verdicts awarded on behalf of our clients.

$40,750,000 (2023) - Cook County, IL

Cook County jury awards the family of a former engineer who was exposed to asbestos dust while working over 40 years as a laborer, engineer, and salesperson in the oil refining and industrial machinery fields. [ Learn More]

$26,600,000 (2013) - Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles jury awards $26.6 Million to former drywaller exposed to dust on residential and commercial Jobsites in Southern California. [ Learn More]

$26,250,000 (2019) - Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles jury awards $26.2 Million to former janitor exposed to dust at a power plant in California.

$18,070,000 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles jury awards $18,0700,00 to former Los Angeles government employee exposed to asbestos-contaminated talcum products. [Learn More]

$13,000,000 (2015) - Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles County jury returns a unanimous verdict of $13,000,000 on behalf of a clerical worker exposed to asbestos-contaminated talcum products. [Learn More]

$10,900,000 (2014) - Fresno County, CA

Fresno County jury awards $10,900,000 to a former plumber and automobile mechanic exposed to asbestos dust while working on cars, race cars, trucks, and heavy equipment. [Learn More]

$8,000,000 (2010) - Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles County jury awards $8,000,000 to a small business owner exposed to asbestos from a variety of products throughout his life.

SETTLEMENTS

Below are some of the settlement totals obtained on behalf of our clients.

$6,305,000 (2023) - Ventura, CA

Occupation: Risk Manager

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$5,988,589 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Sanitation, Heavy Equipment Operator

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$5,562,500 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Software Engineer

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,665,000 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Attorney

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,930,000 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Facilities Engineer

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,900,000 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Schoolteacher

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,300,000 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Florist

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$2,672,850 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Custodian, Laborer

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$2,506,750 (2023) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Insulator, Drywaller

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$8,643,274 (2022) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Engineer

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$6,990,000 (2022) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Electrician

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$5,602,255 (2022) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Engineer

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,425,350 (2022) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Boiler Tender

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,350,000 (2022) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Schoolteacher

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,743,381 (2022) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: HVAC Contractor

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,120,350 (2022) - New York, NY

Occupation: HVAC Installer, Salon Owner

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,138,500 (2022) - San Francisco, CA

Occupation: Bookkeeper

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$2,681,150 (2022) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Boiler Tender

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$6,895,000 (2021) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Schoolteacher

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$7,434,005 (2021) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Pastor

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$5,083,351 (2020) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Event Planner

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,830,000 (2020) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Accountant

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$2,890,000 (2020) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Technical Consultant

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$2,528,724 (2020) - King County, WA

Occupation: Insulator

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$6,514,346 (2019) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Brokerage Agent

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,387,396 (2019) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Receptionist

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$5,941,723 (2018) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Plumber/Pipefitter

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,633,262 (2018) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: County Administrator

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,715,000 (2018) - Humboldt County, CA

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$8,500,000 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Banker and Real Estate Investor

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$7,300,602 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Millwright

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$6,481,310 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Automobile Mechanic, Welder

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$5,381,252 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Boiler Tender

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,725,000 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Administrative Assistant

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,700,000 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: City Government Official

Diagnosis: Peritoneal and Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,008,430 (2016) - Dallas, TX

Occupation: Real Estate Attorney

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,475,562 (2016) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Automobile Mechanic

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,652,995 (2015) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Engineer

Diagnosis: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

$5,625,000 (2014) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Electrician

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$4,100,000 (2012) - Fresno County, CA

Occupation: Plumber, Automobile Mechanic

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,500,000 (2013) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Navy and Industrial Machinist

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

$3,402,300 (2011) - Los Angeles County, CA

Occupation: Small Business Owner - Service Station

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

( Please note that all the above verdict and settlement amounts are gross recoveries before fees and costs )