Verdicts and Settlements in Asbestos Cases- Cooney and Conway has obtained some of the highest verdicts and settlements in the country for their clients. In asbestos cases, Cooney and Conway has achieved among the highest verdicts and settlements in Illinois and across the country. Verdicts and settlements in general tort and products liability cases have likewise beenwell documented, reaching into the multimillions. The following verdicts and settlements exemplify some of the results Cooney and Conway has achieved for its deserving clients.
Individual Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements
Cooney and Conway has consistently obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in single plaintiff mesothelioma cases nationwide. Some highlights of our success are listed below.
Consolidated Mesothelioma Plaintiffs - $200 million
177 plaintiffs simultaneously were sent to trial in meso-asbestos trials in Cook County, Illinois. During the trials Kevin J. Conway, William R. Fahey, John D. Cooney, Bob Cooney and lawyers at Cooney & Conway settled the matters for a total of over 200 million dollars. It was the highest personal injury settlement in Illinois.
James H. - $35.1 million
In Madison County, Illinois, Bill Fahey represented of James H., a roofer who had on numerous occasions been sent to the Shell refinery in Wood River, Illinois to work on the roofs of the large tanks on the premises. The tanks were laden with asbestos insulation. Mr. H. had been invited to perform work on these premises for approximately two weeks each year for a ten-year period in the 1960's a...
Roger D. - $19.9 million
At 6:00 a.m. in the pre-dawn darkness, a Mr. Bults garbage truck struck a construction barrier on I-65 in Merriville, Indiana, and came to rest with a foot of truck sticking out onto the road. Fifteen minutes later, Roger D.'s truck grazed the stopped truck and sprayed Roger with diesel fuel, partially incinerating him. He lived for 12-hours. After extensive discovery, James Newman tried...
Kevin B. - $12.3 million
An insulator who died of mesothelioma, whose case was tried to jury verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County by Cooney and Conway attorneys John Cooney, William Fahey, and Jim Hopkinson. The verdict of compensatory damages of $12.3 million was reported as the largest single mesothelioma verdict nationwide.
Hugh W. - $4.0 million
A Johns Manville plantworker who died from mesothelioma, whose case was tried in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by Cooney and Conway attorneys Kevin Conway, William Fahey, and Kathy Byrne. Mr. W's family received a jury verdict of $4.0 million. The firm pursued payment of the verdict despite Manville's claim that it's subsequent bankruptcy stay voided the...
John H. - $3.5 million
An electrician suffering from mesothelioma who died shortly before his trial began. Cooney and Conway attorneys William Fahey, Kathy Byrne, and Mike Mulvihill tried this case to verdict on behalf of Mr. H's widow and children. The Cook County jury awarded a verdict of $3.5 million in compensatory damages.
Robert P. - $3 million
An insulator who died of mesothelioma whose case was tried by Cooney and Conway attorneys Kevin Conway, William Fahey, Kathy Byrne and Mike Mulvihill in the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1996, settling shortly after trial commenced for more than $3 million.