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$300,000 Verdict in Mesothelioma lawsuit

Valve Manufacturers Ordered to Pay in Mesothelioma Case

August 7, 2017
A jury in South Carolina has concluded that a former maintenance worker’s mesothelioma was caused by negligence on the part of two valve manufacturers whose products he handled and was proximate to on a daily basis for many years.

Beverly Dale Jolly had sought millions in damages, but was awarded only $200,000. His wife was awarded $100,000. Fisher Controls International and Crosby Controls International were the defendants in the case, and were found to have breached their implied warranty on the asbestos-laced valves.

Jolly’s case of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer that is often associated with asbestos, is terminal. He worked as a pipefitter from 1979 to 2003, during which time he was often in the presence of asbestos-containing valves, wires, and other devices.

If you’ve suffered from a debilitating illness that was caused by conditions of your employment, you may very well be entitled to significant financial compensation. Contact the expert attorneys at to learn how we can help you with your case.

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