VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
At Flint Law Firm we excel at representing people who were injured as a result other people’s negligence. We believe the verdicts and settlements our attorneys have achieved are a great reflection of our dedication to our clients’ satisfaction.
Second-hand asbestos exposure victim is awarded $27,500,000 by an Ohio jury
John Panza, Jr., an English Professor, musician, husband and father, was exposed to asbestos dust brought home on his father’s clothes from his job at Eaton Airflex. John Panza Sr. worked in the shipping and receiving department and was frequently exposed to asbestos particles and fibers because he worked close to those who drilled and scraped asbestos products near him. Demetrios Zacharopoulos was an instrumental part of the legal team that represented Mr. Panza and his family in their asbestos claim.
John Panza v. Kelsey Hayes, et al., Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Ohio
Philadelphia jury awards $25,200,000 to Navy Machinist and family
James Baccus was exposed to asbestos during his time serving as a machinist in the Navy and when he worked in the same capacity for American Synthetic Rubber Company in Kentucky. He was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and unfortunately passed away from the disease months later. The jury found the defendant “grossly negligent for failure to warn of the dangers of asbestos in reckless disregard of the safety of others.” Demetrios Zacharopoulos and Troyce Wolf were integral parts of the legal team that represented Mr. Baccus’ estate and his family in their asbestos claim.
James Baccus v. Crane Co., et al., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Navy Veterans awarded $14,000,000 in consolidated mesothelioma verdict
Robert Hirschberg, Robert Mattison, and Walter Sorey, all Navy Veterans, suffered from malignant mesothelioma caused by exposure to pumps, valves, gaskets, packing and other equipment components containing asbestos that the men came into contact with while employed at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Hirschberg’s service as a boiler tender and Mattison’s and Sorey’s duties as machinists all placed them in direct contact with asbestos-ridden products. Lead plaintiffs’ attorney Troyce Wolf along with Demetrios Zacharopoulos were key in obtaining the verdict.
Hirschberg, Mattison and Sorey v. John Crane, et al., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Jury verdict of $11,200,000 awarded to Pipe Insulator in Texas
Robert Hutchinson worked as an insulator’s helper at a Pacific Gas and Electric power plant. His asbestos exposure occurred when he worked with pipe insulation manufactured by Owens Illinois, Inc. that contained asbestos. Cutting the insulation often produced asbestos dust that was breathed in by Mr. Hutchinson and sweeping up the work area caused the dust to become airborne again. No one ever warned Mr. Hutchinson of the health issues caused by asbestos exposure. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma almost forty years after his exposure. Attorney Troyce Wolf led the team of attorneys who secured the verdict.
Hutchinson vs. Owens Illinois et. al., In the District Court, Nolan County, Texas
Baltimore jury awards $9,936,000 verdict to second-hand asbestos exposure victim
Leroy Conway Jr. was only 45 years old when he was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. His exposure to asbestos particles occurred when he was a child. His father would come home from his job as an engineman on an oil tanker owned and operated by Attransco with his work clothes covered with asbestos particles. Part of the jury’s verdict held that the defendant failed to take steps that could have prevented Leroy’s childhood exposure. Demetrios Zacharopoulos was an invaluable part of the legal team that represented Mr. Conway and his family in their asbestos claim.
Conway v ATTRANSCO, Inc., Baltimore City Circuit Court
Estate of mesothelioma victim awarded $6,500,000 in Philadelphia trial
David Lanpher was exposed to asbestos products when he served as an electrician’s mate in the Navy. In particular, he came into contact insulator boards which contained asbestos while handling numerous engine parts aboard several different Navy ships. David unfortunately breathed in asbestos dust which was produced by drilling and cutting the insulator boards. He passed away eleven months after being diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Lead plaintiffs’ attorney Troyce Wolf along with Demetrios Zacharopoulos fought hard to secure the verdict for David’s estate.
David Lanpher v. Rockwell Automation, Inc. et al., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Illinois jury awards $6,022,814.06 verdict for Illinois Pipefitter
On October 10th, 2018 in Cook County, Illinois, a Flint Law Firm trial team led by Troyce Wolf, Demetrios Zacharopoulos and Ryan Sweet, won a jury verdict against the Asbestos manufacturer John Crane, Inc. for $6,022,814.06 for the Estate of Patrick O’Reilly. Mr. O’Reilly was employed with the Pipefitters Union Local 597 in Chicago, Illinois from 1957 through 1998 as a Pipefitter working at various locations including construction sites, manufacturing plants and refineries. As a Pipefitter he was exposed to and worked with asbestos-containing insulation, gaskets, packing. Mr. O’Reilly was diagnosed with Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma and died at age 86 leaving behind a surviving daughter.
Patrick O’Reilly v. John Crane, Inc. et al., Illinois Court
Texas jury awards $5,500,000 to family of Asbestos Lung Cancer victim
Herrel Wayne Kilough worked for Kellogg, Brown, & Root, Inc. for over twenty years as a welder, pipefitter, and boilermaker. His work constantly exposed him to asbestos dust created by the insulation material he worked with which contained asbestos. Mr. Kilough was only fifty years old when he passed away from asbestos-related lung cancer. Attorney Troyce Wolf represented Mr. Kilough’s family during trial.
Kilough vs. Kellogg Brown & Root et. al., In the District Court, Dallas County, Texas
Mesothelioma victim awarded $4,500,000 verdict
Navy veteran John Koeberle was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in 2009. John’s asbestos exposure occurred during his time in the Navy where he was responsible for the maintenance of diesel engines. Asbestos containing packing material had to be removed from various parts of the engine and produced asbestos dust which was breathed in by Mr. Koeberle. Lead counsel Troyce Wolf captained a formidable legal team which included Demetrios Zacharopoulos.
John Koeberle v. John Crane et al, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Missouri jury awards family of former Construction Worker $4,500,000
Robert Wagner passed away six months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mr. Wagner was a construction worker whose primary job was installing ceiling tile. The ceiling tiles contained asbestos as a fire retardant which became airborne when the tiles were cut to be placed. Mr. Wagner breathed in this asbestos dust regularly. His co-workers testified they never saw any warnings regarding asbestos hazards on any product packaging they used. Lead trial attorney Troyce Wolf headed the legal team that secured the verdict.
Wagner vs. Conwed Corporation and Simpson Timber Corp., et. al., In the Circuit Court, Clay County Missouri
Mendoza vs. AC&S, In the District Court, Bexar County, Texas
Jury Verdict: $3,800,000
Lehmann vs. Harbison Walker et. al., District Court, Milam County, TX
Jury Verdict: $3,000,000
Willis vs. Bondex et. al., In the Circuit Court, Sangamon County, Illinois
Jury Verdict: $2,000,000
Stralo v. IMO Industries, et. al., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Jury Verdict: $2,450,000.00
Reicker v. Bondex International, et. al., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Jury Verdict: $1,800,000.00