Plaintiff's Attorneys With Extensive Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit Experience
Asbestos Attorneys Servicing California, Oregon, Washington and Utah
Since 1984, the asbestos attorneys at Brayton Purcell have been extensively involved in protecting the legal rights of asbestos victims, including injured workers and their families. Many of our clients suffer from asbestosis, mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, or other asbestos–related diseases. We are there for them, providing support and understanding as well as legal advocacy.
Getting You the Help You Need
We seek compensation for our clients to the full extent allowed by law. This includes damages for pain, suffering, loss of wages, and medical expenses. We also pursue compensation for families who have lost a loved one due to asbestos exposure.
If a company that is involved with asbestos goes through bankruptcy, we will nevertheless fight for a client’s rights. We oppose efforts by otherwise solvent companies to avoid their responsibilities to the very people they have harmed the most.
We offer you this pledge: to handle your asbestos case effectively and efficiently; to answer your questions and concerns; to keep you informed; and to provide excellent representation.
Choosing an Asbestos Attorney
We understand that choosing an asbestos attorney can feel like a daunting task, especially while grappling with the effects of a serious disease. We are available to talk with you about your potential case, to discuss your legal choices, and to give you time to make an informed decision. Please contact us for a free evaluation of your asbestos case. We charge no fee for an initial consultation.
Our client base is nationwide. We handle cases from throughout the country, selecting and associating with high quality local counsel when necessary. We file actions in states in addition to California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Hawaii, where our asbestos attorneys are based. Our main offices are in California, Oregon (for the Washington/Oregon region) and Utah.
Our Verdicts and Settlements
Our asbestos attorneys are considered to be among the foremost in the field. Below are just some of our verdicts. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a more complete list of our court cases.
- A $5.2 million verdict for a Utah woman suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos products as a teenager working with her father to build homes and rental duplexes (Vickie Warren v. Georgia Pacific; Hamilton Materials and Union Carbide Corporation, 2010, Salt Lake City Third Judicial District Court, Utah, No. 070911933).
- A $10.2 million verdict for a retired paper mill worker in Washington state who developed mesothelioma from his exposure to asbestos on the job (Henry Barabin, et al. v. Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. & Asten Johnson, Inc., 2009, United States District Court, Western District of Washington, No. C07-01454-RSL).
- A $209,000 verdict assessed for former Navy boiler maker suffering from asbestosis and asbestos pleural disease caused by his exposure to asbestos fibers in the packing, gaskets and insulation materials he used in maintaining and operating ship boilers (Tommy Dye, et al. v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et al., 2009, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 474606).
- A $3.4 million verdict for the family of a former Johns–Manville Transite plant worker diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the pleura surrounding the lungs caused by asbestos exposure (Mickie Worthley, et al. v. Advocate Mines Limited, et al., 2009, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 432308).
- An $8.4 million verdict for former California drywaller suffering from malignant mesothelioma caused by his exposure to asbestos-containing joint compound (Jack Reynolds v. Hamilton Materials, Inc., 2009, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 274747).
- A $1,185,500 verdict for former laborer suffering from mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos on the job throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Oakland, California (Charles Johnson v. Plant Insulation Company, et al., 2009, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 274919).
- A $2.6 million verdict for the family of a retired Local 396 ironworker who died from asbestos lung cancer caused by his exposure to asbestos insulation products (Anne Vanden Broek, et al. v. Plant Insulation Company, 2008, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 436690).
- A $2,039,519 verdict to the family of a former Navy boiler tender who developed and died from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure during his Navy service in the 1960s (Judy Oxford, et al. v. Foster Wheeler Corporation, et al., 2008, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 440328).
- A $868,000 verdict for family of drywall taper who died from asbestosis and asbestos pleural disease caused by his exposure to asbestos-containing joint compound, spray texture and acoustical ceiling spray (Aline Ivance, Vicky Woolley, and Lindy Schluter v. Rich–Tex, Inc., 2007, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 419435).
- Over $18.5 million awarded to an aerospace plastics molder suffering from mesothelioma caused by his exposure to asbestos fibers on the job (David Bakkie v. Union Carbide Corporation, 2006, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 445300).
- Over $11.5 million awarded to a Navy veteran and retired maintenance mechanic suffering from asbestosis and severe asbestos pleural disease caused by his exposure to asbestos in maritime and industrial settings (Joseph Garza and Mary Garza v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, 2006, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 438144).
- A $1,917,400 verdict for a retired Navy machinist diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer caused by his exposure to asbestos-containing products on the job (Charlton and Kay Clemmer v. John Crane, Inc. and Thorpe Insulation Company, 2006, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 434434).
- Compensation of $1,083,000 to a retired pipefitter with asbestosis and colon cancer caused by his on–the–job exposure to asbestos (Merle Sandy v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, 2006, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 324212).
- A $1.9 million award to a retired sheet metal worker who was exposed to asbestos and developed peritoneal mesothelioma (cancer of the membranes surrounding the stomach) (Genaro Garcia and Dalia Garcia v. Duro Dyne Corporation, 2005, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 418098).
- Over $3.4 million for Ralph Pierce, a 70–year old retired machine operator and supervisor suffering from colon cancer from his exposure to asbestos products (Ralph Pierce v. Certainteed Corporation, 2005, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 408642).
- Damages of $8,673,704 to a former United States Navy machinist and engineering officer suffering from terminal pleural mesothelioma caused by his service–related exposure to asbestos (Anthony Cadlo and Maxlyn Cadlo v. John Crane Inc. and Metalclad Insulation Corp., 2005, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 412325).
- Over $5 million to an asbestos lung cancer victim who was employed as a Navy machinist and engineering officer. He had worked with asbestos gaskets and steam packing as well as with asbestos–containing marine valves during his career (Edward Jones v. John Crane Incorporated, et al., 2003, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 407782, affirmed on appeal).
- A total of $33.7 million to a navy electrician and his wife. Mr. Todak, who suffered from mesothelioma, was awarded $22.7 million and his wife received $11 million for loss of consortium (Alfred Todak v. Foster Wheeler L.L.C., 2002, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 320621).
- A verdict of over $1.5 million to a millwright who was exposed to asbestos–containing Limpet spray. He contracted non–Hodgkins lymphoma and colon cancer (Ray Sundberg v. ACandS, Inc. et al., 2001, King County Superior Court, Washington, No. 21756–0).
- An $8 million verdict in favor of an insulator who contracted mesothelioma from work around boilers at a refinery (Alan Vasen v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, 2001, San Francisco Superior Court, California, No. 312211).
Our asbestos lawyers always try to settle clients’ cases without the risk and expense of trial, and most of our cases settle without the need for a trial. However, our ability to efficiently bring cases to trial and obtain good verdicts proves very useful. The defendants’ knowledge that they are dealing with experienced asbestos trial attorneys assists us in settlement negotiations and adds value to our cases.
Contacting Our Asbestos Lawyers
If you would like to request more information about how our asbestos attorneys can help you, you may contact us or by calling 800–361–0315.