$27,000,000 Mesothelioma Verdict in Ohio


Kelsey-Hayes Co – $27 million; OH John Panza, a 40-year-old English professor at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012

He contracted mesothelioma from handling the work clothes of his father (“second-hand” or “take home” exposure), who worked at the Eaton Airflex brake company with asbestos brake pads manufactured by the former National Friction Products Corp (now Kelsey-Hayes Co), based in Michigan On December 18, 2013, the jury returned a stunning verdict: $27 million in total damages Roughly $515,000 was earmarked as economic damages, but John Panza was awarded $12 million in non-economic damages, and the jury also awarded Jane Panza, his 37-year-old wife, $15 million for her “loss of consortium” claim

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