$190,000,000 Mesothelioma Verdict in New York

Cleaver-Brooks and Burnham Commercial Boilers – $190 million; NY Five plaintiffs — all from the tri-state area — filed against two boiler companies (Clever Brooks and Burnham) after they developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-tainted products and equipment in the course of their jobs as steamfitters, plumbers and construction workers One, from Toms River, NJ, worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a pipefitter in the 1950’s and 60’s, installing pipes into salt-water distilling units on aircraft carriers like the USS Constellation and USS Independence

One plaintiff, of Oyster Bay, NY, handled countless asbestos-tainted products in his 30-year career as a plumber Another plaintiff was also a plumber, from Middle Village, NY, working in Brooklyn and Queens Another plaintiff, from Howard Beach, NY, dealt with the removal of boilers laden with asbestos in his work as a painter and construction worker The fifth plaintiff, from Kent, CN, also handled boiler parts as a steamfitter The jury returned an impressive verdict: $190 million, with $60 million apiece for two of the plaintiffs

One of the attorneys representing the men said to the jury, “Once you’re exposed to asbestos and develop mesothelioma, you know your fate It’s an unbearably heavy burden, “ suggesting that no compensatory amount, no matter how large, would be unreasonable, and the jury evidently agreed

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