A federal appeals court has reinstated the case of Carl Brasmer, who passed away from mesothelioma during his fight for justice. Mr. Brasmer served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973, working as an assistant crew chief and crew chief. He was responsible for maintaining and repairing F-4E Phantom jets.
Recently, the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division affirmed a $12 million verdict in favor of two consolidated asbestos cases. The companies Crane Co. and Tishman Liquidating Corporation (TLC) were held responsible for two workers' exposure to asbestos on the job, despite appeals from the defendants arguing otherwise.
Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable disease caused by asbestos exposure. Many of the thousands of individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma each year were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos at their place of work. Today, retired workers are dying from mesothelioma, every day.
Recently, a New York jury found Ford Motor Company guilty of exposing Arthur H. Juni, Jr. to asbestos, but not before he was killed by the fatal disease caused by that exposure. Diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012, Juni was 74 years old when he passed away on March 15, 2014. The verdict was returned on May 30, 2014.
There is no doubt that asbestos exposure took place at the workplace of many American citizens. Auto mechanics, construction workers, and firefighters have all been at high risk of coming into contact with the substance in the past, and present day electricians are also at risk for asbestos-related diseases caused by exposure on the job.