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Family of Mesothelioma Asbestos Cancer Victim Receives $2.86 Million Jury Award

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What Happened:

A jury in Delaware awarded the family of a mesothelioma victim $2.86 million, the largest asbestos jury verdict against a single defendant in Delaware in over a decade. The asbestos cancer verdict was in favor of the family of Michael Galliher, who lost his life shortly after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mr. Galliher was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in August 2010 due to asbestos exposure at work and died six months later,according to bizjournals.com.

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Mr. Galliher worked for a plumbing fixture company for close to four decades and routinely used a talc powder contaminated with asbestos fibers to dust large molds of sinks, bathtubs and other ceramic fixtures.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Our firm is glad to see this victim’s family received the restitution they were seeking from the defendant. We’ve handled numerous mesothelioma asbestoscancer cases and understand how complex and challenging they can be. For example, an attorney with our firm secured confidential settlements for two railroad workers who lost their lives after being diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos fibers. 

Our firm has represented all types of railroad workers who had asbestos exposures in shops, railroad stations, on steam and diesel engines, and while using various railroad products and equipment that contained asbestos. 

Railroads were historically a major industrial user of asbestos, especially to insulate railroad locomotive engines.  Mesothelioma is just one (terminal) cancer caused by asbestos, and toxic asbestos is a known cause of lung cancer, colon cancer, bladder, cancer, and many types of throat cancers.  It is so dangerous because even tiny exposures to invisible fibers can cause terminal cancer, like mesothelioma.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
1 Comments:
Some people may think that such a figure is too large but a lot of these companies knew about the risks and kept using asbestos. Their negligence wasn't just based on lack of knowledge or ignorance but on complete disregard for public safety. And the fact that somebody lost their life, really does justify such a high figure.
Posted by Northern Insulation on February 13, 2013 at 09:03 AM

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