The experienced team of asbestos-related mesothelioma litigation specialists at Cooney & Conway has obtained some of the highest verdicts and settlements in the country for their clients. Verdicts and settlements in general tort and products liability cases have likewise been well documented, with compensation amounts reaching into the multi-millions of dollars.
Mesothelioma is a fatal diagnosis, ad almost always caused by asbestos exposure that invariably results from the dangerous actions of others, whether they be employers, building owners or contractors, or manufacturing companies.
The legal system is designed to provide recovery in these situations, enabling compensation, and justice for those who were needlessly harmed. The experienced team of mesothelioma lawyers at Cooney & Conway have handled many asbestos lawsuits, obtaining answers, accountability, and compensation for mesothelioma victims and their families.
Verdicts and Cases in Asbestos-Related Litigation
The legal system in the United States allows for the pursuit of compensation for those who have been diagnosed with a serious asbestos-related illness if the exposure was caused by the negligence of others. In some states, laws have been passed to allow victims to file lawsuits for a specific time after diagnosis of their asbestos-related illness, rather than from the date of exposure.
The attorneys at Cooney & Conway have decades of experiences with verdicts and cases totaling in the hundreds, and can provide information about the limitation period in your state to determine whether you can still file a lawsuit.
Individual Mesothelioma Verdicts and Cases
Cooney & Conway has made an extraordinary reputation representing those seriously injured by the wrongful conduct of others deserve fair and full compensation.
Cooney & Conway asbestos attorneys have argued on behalf of clients resulting in historical landmark verdicts and cases that have shaped mesothelioma litigation in Illinois and nationwide. Some of these include:
- In re Johns-Manville Asbestos Cases, 511 F. Supp. 1229 in which the United States District Court ruled that Manville plant workers were not limited to workers' compensation claims against the Manville Corporations.
- VaSalle v. Celotex, 161 Ill.App.3d 808. The Illinois Appellate Court held that asbestosis and cancer are two separate injuries. If a worker is initially diagnosed with asbestosis and years later develops mesothelioma or another malignancy, he has the right to return to court and file a new lawsuit.
- Tragarz v. Keene, 980 F.2d 411 (7th Cir. 1992), in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the application of joint and several liabilities in asbestos personal injury cases.
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Cooney & 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.