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What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. It is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral fiber commonly used in construction, insulation, and other industries. Symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and weight loss.

What Compensation Can I Recover for Mesothelioma Exposure?

Compensation for mesothelioma exposure will vary depending on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the case, the extent of exposure, and applicable laws. In mesothelioma cases, compensation can typically be sought through legal actions such as asbestos lawsuits or claims against asbestos trust funds.

Potential compensation may cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other damages related to the illness

It’s advisable to consult with an experienced New Jersey mesothelioma attorney who can assess your case and guide you through the legal process to pursue the maximum compensation available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VERDICTS, PLEASE CONTACT MOSHE MAIMON AT (800) 315-3806 OR SUBMIT AN ONLINE INQUIRY AT THIS WEBSITE.

$90.5 M Recovered in Wrongful Death Verdicts

Eleven families from Manville, NJ, represented by New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers from Levy Konigsberg LLP, receive groundbreaking $90.5 Million in wrongful death verdicts against the foreign companies that sold asbestos to Johns-Manville in 1950s – 1980s.

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 7, 2014 – Wrongful death verdicts totaling $90.5 Million in 11 mesothelioma lawsuits1, including a mother and daughter, were rendered by the Superior Court of Middlesex County after years of litigation and a week of hearings before the Honorable Ana C. Viscomi. The plaintiff families from Manville, NJ, represented by mesothelioma lawyers from Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) and Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, & Blader, P.C., filed lawsuits against Anova Holding, AG, and Becon, AG, for the asbestos that they sold to Johns-Manville in 1950s – 1980s and which proximately caused their mesotheliomas, a lethal cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

The families’ lawyers utilized the procedures of international treaties to serve Anova and Becon with the complaints, as both companies are foreign entities. Neither defendant appeared or answered the complaints. Undeterred, the plaintiffs successfully obtained Default Judgments against these companies, and again served them with notice of the scheduled Proof Hearings through The Hague Convention procedures.

Starting on June 20, 2014, court hearings were held to award damages to these families. The families were represented at the hearings by LK attorneys, including Moshe Maimon, and testimony of the mesothelioma victims, their families, and expert witnesses concluded on June 26, 2014. After deliberating upon the evidence, the Court awarded damages to each family for the pain and suffering of the mesothelioma victims and loss of consortium to their spouses. “These families have suffered horribly at the hands of companies like Anova and Becon, and we are proud to represent them in their brave and unrelenting quest for justice,” said Maimon.

Anova Holding, AG, and Becon, AG, are successors to Eternit, an international asbestos conglomerate, which mined the mineral in South Africa, primarily, and sold it worldwide, including to the Johns-Manville Company. In 2012, two executives from Eternit, family heir Stephan Schmidheiny and Belgian billionaire Baron Louis de Cartier de Marchienne, were convicted in a highly publicized criminal trial in Turin, Italy, for their mining and sale of asbestos. They were held responsible for the deaths of almost 3,000 people2.

LK is a nationally recognized asbestos litigation firm specializing in the representation of mesothelioma and lung cancer victims for close to 30 years.

1 Cases cited:

  • Tuturice v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-2030-10AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • DiTolvo v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-0464-10AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Durlester v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-9677-08AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Greene v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-8113-09AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Ketchem v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-10217-08AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Koshinsky v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-4059-08AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Lindsay v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-6858-09AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Slepokura v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-7717-09AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Tafil v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-215-09AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Troth v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-9794-09AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);
  • Upshaw v. Anova Holdings AG, et al., No. MID-L-7638-11AS (N.J. Super., Middlesex County);

2 The Telegraph, February 13, 2012.

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