NEW YORK – Mesothelioma victim Gerald Failing has been awarded $2 million in damages after being diagnosed with the fatal disease in 2010. The law firm representing him, Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC , announced the successful verdict. The case had been in trail for two weeks before New York Supreme Court Justice (retired) Hon. John P. Lane, J.H.O., delivered the verdict in favor of Failing.
Failing, 66, was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in December 2010. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the lining of the chest, heart and lungs. Although there are several treatments for it, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, there is no cure for mesothelioma.
Failing began working in the compound department at Durez Plastics in North Tonawanda, New York in 1966. He was exposed to asbestos fibers throughout the course of his employment, which were used to make granulated plastic molding compounds. Some of the asbestos was supplied by Hedman Resources Ltd., a Canadian asbestos mining company. The jury in the case put the full responsibility of Failingâ€™s disease upon Hedman.
â€œThis verdict is an excellent victory for Mr. Failing and workers like Mr. Failing who were not adequately protected in the workplace. It was a privilege to represent Mr. Failing in this case, and we are very pleased with the juryâ€™s findings,â€ said Keith R. Vona, an attorney at Lipsitz & Ponterio.
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