June 1, 2002 – Mesothelioma compensation verdict of $19 Million was awarded by a New York City jury to former apprentice electrician at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and maintenance mechanic at the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Brooklyn, New York, both represented by mesothelioma lawyers from Levy Konigsberg LLP.

MESOTHELIOMA COMPENSATION VERDICT OF $19 MILLION WAS AWARDED BY A NEW YORK JURY TO FORMER APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD AND MAINTENANCE MECHANIC AT THE PFIZER MANUFACTURING PLANT IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, BOTH REPRESENTED BY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS FROM LEVY KONIGSBERG LLP.

NEW YORK, New York, June 1, 2002 – A New York City jury awarded a $19.5 Million mesothelioma compensation verdict to two LK clients John Matteson1 and Natalie B. Lustenring, individually and as executrix of the estate of John K. Lustenring2.

Mr. John Matteson, 75 years old, claimed asbestos exposure to asbestos-containing cable manufactured by The Okonite Company and cable tube packing manufactured by John Crane, Inc. while working as an apprentice electrician at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 1943 through 1944. He was given the mesothelioma diagnosis in 2001. Mr. Matteson was awarded a total of $13 million ($5 million in mesothelioma compensation for his past pain and suffering and $8 million in mesothelioma compensation for future pain and suffering) against The Okonite Company (found 55% responsible) and John Crane Inc. (found 45% responsible).

Mr. John Lustenring, who died at the age of 77 from malignant mesothelioma, was a lifelong employee at the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a maintenance mechanic where he was responsible for maintaining and repairing pumps and other equipment used at the facility. In performing his duties, Mr. Lustenring would be required to regularly work with asbestos-containing gaskets, including those manufactured by John Crane, Inc.

Mr. Lustenring was awarded $5 million in mesothelioma compensation for his past pain and suffering and his spouse was awarded $1.5 million in mesothelioma compensation for her loss of consortium and services. John Crane, Inc., was found 100% responsible for Mr. Lustenring’s mesothelioma.

Mr. Matteson and Mr. Lustenring were represented by mesothelioma lawyers Robert I. Komitor and Jerome H. Block, both of the mesothelioma law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP.

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 (800) 315-3806 or 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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