Asbestos Cancer Litigation: Fighting Back


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IMPORTANT NOTE!

Every case is different; similar results may not be obtained in your case. However, our results stand up with the best in the country. Since February 22, 2000, the following major asbestos manufacturers have filed for bankruptcy protection, staying all litigation against Babcock & Wilcox; Owens-Corning Fiberglas; Pittsburgh Corning; Armstrong World Industries; GAF-Ruberoid; W.R. Grace & Co.--Conn.; and United States Gypsum. For a complete list of bankrupt manufacturers, click here.

If you were exposed to one or more products manufactured by these companies, this may affect the outcome in your case. We expect other asbestos manufacturers to file for bankruptcy protection in the coming months and years, and accordingly advise our clients that speed is of the essence in advancing their claims.


Big Verdicts / Big Settlements * Below are results obtained on behalf of clients of RGW, PC

  • $34 Million for Carpenter, Maintenance Man. Los Angeles County, CA (10/10/06)
  • $15.25 Million Jury Verdict to Widow of Mason and Boilermaker. Los Angeles County, CA (9/7/06)
  • $6.2 Million in Settlements for 71Year-Old Pipe Contractor. Los Angeles County, CA (9/6/06)
  • $8.25 Million in Settlements for 59 Year-Old Boiler Tender, Operator. Los Angeles County, CA (8/15/06)

  • $7.4 Million in Settlements for 71 Year-Old Public Relations Manager. Los Angeles County, CA (8/6/06)

  • $6.9 Million in Settlements for 54 Year-Old Housewife of Drywaller/Carpenter. Harris County, TX (7/26/06)
  • Man Exposed to Asbestos at Side Job Awarded $12.6 Million. Los Angeles, CA (7/5/06)
  • Los Angeles Jury Awards $3.4 Million. Los Angeles County, CA (5/30/06)
  • $5.7 Million in Settlements for 65 Year Old Project Manager. Brazoria County, TX (3/28/06)
  • $3 Million in Settlements for 66 Year Old Cement Mason. Dallas County, TX (8/8/05)
  • $4.8 Million for 76 Year Old Carpenter and Contractor. Los Angeles County, CA (6/22/05)
  • Jury Awards Woman's Family $10 Million in Asbestos Case Against Ford. Brazoria County, TX (6/1/04)
  • Jury Awards $3.5 Million to Deceased Pipefitter's Family. El Paso, TX (5/28/04)
  • $7.3 Million in Settlements for Electrician. Dallas County, TX (5/26/04)
  • $4.247 Million in Settlements for Engineer. Illinois (5/26/04)
  • $3.4 Million in Settlements for Brake Mechanic. Los Angeles County, CA (4/27/04)
  • $7 Million in Settlements for Boiler Operator. Dallas County, TX (9/22/03)
  • $9 Million in Settlements for Asbestos Worker. Dallas County, TX (9/16/03)
  • $6.5 Million in Settlements for 62-Year Old Ex-Serviceman, Mechanic. Orange County, TX (9/4/03)
  • $2.5 Million in Settlements for 57 Year Old Ex-Serviceman, Cabinetmaker. Tarrant County, TX (6/12/03)
  • $11 Million in Settlements, age 53, Household Exposure, Southern California (6/11/03)
  • $2.16 Million in Settlements for 57 Year Old Office Worker. Dallas County, TX (4/15/03)
  • $4.754 Million in Settlements for 72 Year Old Laborer, Surveyor and Brake Mechanic. Tarrant County, TX (2/27/03)
  • $1.35 Million in Settlements for 60 Year Old Laborer, Welder. Orange County, TX (11/20/02)
  • $6.4 Million in Settlements for 64 Year Old Sheetmetal Worker. Dallas County, TX (11/7/02)
  • $4 Million in Settlements for 71 Year Old Maintenance Worker. Nueces County, TX (11/7/02)
  • $7 Million in Settlements for 70 Year Old Drywall Contractor. Nueces County, TX (11/7/02
  • $5.9 Million in Settlements for 73 Year Old Boiler Tender, Millwright and Maintenance Supervisor. Nueces County, TX (9/7/02)
  • $9 Million in Settlements for 64 year old Insulator and Drywaller, Dallas County, TX (8/29/02)
  • $5.3 Million in Settlement for 62 year old Machinist Wife, Los Angeles County, CA (8/29/02)
  • $3.3 Million in Settlements for 61 Year Old Roofer, Drywaller and Carpenter. Dallas County, TX (4/25/02)
  • $4.5 Million in Settlements for 59 Year Old Laborer and Corporate Pilot. Dallas County, TX (4/8/02)
  • $7.5 Million in Settlements for 79 Year Old Sheet Metal Worker and Contractor. Nueces County, TX (1/14/02)
  • $5.5 Million in Settlements for 62 Year Old Factory Worker. Nueces County, TX (1/14/02)
  • $5.25 Million in Settlements for 72 Year Old Laborer. Bexar County, TX (11/2/01)
  • $2.45 Million in Settlements for 65 Year Old Operator. Travis County, TX (11/2/01)
  • $11.1 Million In Settlements for 64 Year Old Former Pastor, Funeral Director and Businessman. Sweetwater, TX (9/14/01)
  • $3.5 Million in Settlements for 73 Year Old Contractor. Dallas, TX (7/11/01)
  • $4.7 Million in Settlements for 75 Year Old Insulator. Los Angeles, CA (6/20/01)
  • $5.7 Million in Settlements for 78 Year Old Plumber. Nueces County, TX (6//20/01)
  • $2.9 Million in Settlements for 79 Year old Pipefitter, Lorain, OH (10/17/00)
  • $7.2 Million Settlement, 53 years old, US Navy Machinist.
    ** Filed in December, 1999 and Settled in September, 2000 in Milam County, TX (9/20/00)
  • $2.089 Million in Settlements, Lewiston, ID (9/18/00)
  • $3 Million in Settlements for 55 Year Old Mother, Richardson, TX (8/22/00)
  • $1.6 Million in Settlements for 59 Year Old Military Man, Police Officer, Irving, TX (8/22/00)
  • $4.6 Million in Settlements, 54 Year Old Business Owner, Little Elm, TX (5/12/00)
  • $7.4 Million in Settlements, 54 Year Old Engineer, Elkhart, IN (5/5/00)
  • $4.6 Million in Settlements, 62 Year Old Boilermaker/Engineer, Valparaiso, IN (5/5/00)
  • $4.4 Million in Settlements, 58 Year Old Housewife, Valparaiso, IN (5/5/00)
  • $3 Million in Settlements, 71 Year Old Police Officer, East Hartford, CT (5/5/00)
  • $1.9 Million in Settlements, 63 Year Old Machinist Mate, Henderson, NV (4/14/00)
  • $1.8 Million in Settlements, 59 Year Old State Trooper, Sewickley, PA (4/14/00)
  • $2.19 Million, Drywaller/Navy (1950s), Mesothelioma, age 65, Bend, OR (2/17/00)
  • $2.89 Million, Navy (1960's)/Millwright, Mesothelioma, age 55, Lake Park, GA (2/17/00)
  • $2.785 Million, Navy/boilermaker (1940's), Mesothelioma, 73, San Leandro, CA (2/17/00)
  • $3.08 Million, Navy electrician (1957-1961), Mesothelioma, age 60, Morro Bay, CA (2/17/00)
  • $3.3 Million, Navy Machinist/operator/tech (INEL), Mesothelioma, age 61, Idaho Falls, ID (2/17/00)
  • $4.962 Million, Navy boiler inspector/tender (1966-78), Mesothelioma, age 60, Grass Valley, CA (2/17/00)
  • $3.78 Million, Navy Machinist (1959-64), Aircraft metal fitter, Mesothelioma, age 56, Buena Park, CA (2/17/00)
  • $3 Million in Settlements, San Pedro, CA (12/14/99)
  • $5 Million in Settlements for Boiler Tender, Fort Worth, TX (11/23/99)
  • $3.7 Millionin Settlements, Milam County, TX (9/30/99)
  • $3.5 Millionin Settlements, Canyon Lake, TX (9/20/99)
  • $2,177,500in Settlements for Steelworker/Boilermaker, Battle Creek, MI (9/7/99)
  • $2,473,400in Settlements for Former Firefighter. Vancouver, WA (8/27/99)
  • $1.738 Millionin Settlements, Steelworker, Pittsburgh, PA (6/3/99)
  • $5.2 Million in Settlements, 75 Year Old Insulator's Wife, St. Louis, MO (5/17/99)
  • $1.65 Million in Settlements, Bishop, TX (2/3/99)
  • $1.617 Millionin Settlements for Retired Construction Worker, Fort Worth, TX (1/20/99)
  • $1.65 Million, Phoenix, AZ (11/16/98)
  • $3 Millionin Settlements for Boilermaker, San Francisco, CA
  • $2.1 MillionSettlement for Steelworker
  • $2.925 Settlement in New York
  • $3.2 Millionin Settlements for Louisiana Family
  • Corpus Christi Jury Awards $8.5 Million to Family of Doug Walters, Dec'd
    Higher Court Affirms Trial Judgment Against PCC!! (9/1/99)
  • Brownsville Jury Awards $8 Million
  • Beaumont Jury Awards $4.35 Million
  • Court of AppealsUpholds Bilder's Jury Award! (1/8/98)
  • $1,000,500 Settlement, Seattle, Washington

Bankrupt Defendants (Click Here for a List Bankrupt Manufacturers)

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Conceptual Issues in Health Policy and Occupational/Environmental Health

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The Bottom Line

  • ...asbestos manufacturers noted an increase in the number of asbestos personal injury claims filed against them...

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These articles are offered only for general informational and educational purposes. They are not offered as and do not constitute legal advice. Results obtained in verdicts and settlements depend on the facts of each case. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Although we intend to keep this information current, we do not promise or guarantee that the information is correct, complete, or up-to-date.

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