November 5, 2004 – Asbestos compensation verdict of $22 Million obtained by mesothelioma lawyers from Levy Konigsberg LLP on behalf of former Brooklyn Navy Yard electrician and Merchant Marine seaman, was upheld by New York State Supreme Court. The asbestos compensation verdict was originally awarded by a New York City jury in August 2004.

Asbestos Compensation Verdict of $22 Million for Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Electrician and Merchant Mariner Upheld by NY Supreme Court

Asbestos compensation verdict of $22 Million obtained by mesothelioma lawyers from Levy Konigsberg LLP on behalf of former Brooklyn Navy Yard electrician and Merchant Marine seaman, was upheld by New York State Supreme Court. The asbestos compensation verdict was originally awarded by a New York City jury in August 2004.

navy electricianNEW YORK, New York, November 5, 2004 – New York State Supreme Court upholds a $22 Million asbestos compensation verdict on behalf of two clients of Levy Konigsberg LLP. Justice Paula J. Omansky denied John Crane Inc.’s (“John Crane”) post-trial motions intended to overturn the mesothelioma compensation verdict rendered past August in favor of Bernard Mayer1 and Margaret Marshall, as administratrix of the estate of Noah Pride2.

Both Mr. Mayer and Mr. Pride were exposed to asbestos contained in gasket and packing products sold by John Crane. Mr. Mayer was exposed to asbestos from John Crane products while working as an apprentice electrician at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for two years from 1943 through 1945. Mr. Mayer went on to have a career in business before retiring in Florida. Mr. Pride was exposed to John Crane products while working as a seaman in the Navy and Merchant Marines over many decades. Mr. Pride had retired in South Carolina before being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma lawyers Jerome Block and Adam Cooper of Levy Konigsberg LLP tried the case on behalf of Mr. Mayer and the estate of Mr. Pride.

For over a quarter of a century, mesothelioma lawyers at Levy Konigsberg LLP have been among the pioneers of asbestos litigation in America. The firm’s attorneys have been recognized as nationwide leaders in representing the rights of mesothelioma victims and their families. Their clients have received some of the largest mesothelioma compensation verdicts in the country.

For more information about this or other mesothelioma lawsuits, please contact Levy Konigsberg LLP at 212-605-6200 or 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.

Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.

Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.
IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:
  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.
Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or by submitting an email inquiry (see form above). Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.
NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.

1 Bernard Mayer vs. A.O. Smith Water Products Company, et al., No. 03/106231 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York County);
2 Margaret Marshall, as Administratrix of the Estate of Noah Pride vs. AC&S, Inc., et al., No. 03/119369 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York County).

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