$3 Million Verdict in Mesothelioma Case ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

$3 Million Verdict in Mesothelioma Case

A New York jury announced that they have awarded a $3 million verdict to the family of Gerald Suttner, a pipefittwe who died from mesothelioma. Suttner contracted mesothelioma, an incurable cancer caused by asbestos exposure, after having been exposed to asbestos for more than a decade when it was being used in valves manufactured by the defendat, Crane Co. Suttner’s attorneys, Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, stated that Suttner was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in October 2010. He died twelve months later at the age of 77. Suttner worked as a pipefitter at the GM Powertrain Facility in Tonawanda for 36 years. From 1964 to 1979, his work included repairing valves manufactured by Crane with asbestos gaskets and packing materials. ”Expert testimony during the trial established there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and Suttner’s exposure to the asbestos in the valves led to his mesothelioma diagnosis.”

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