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Mesothelioma lawsuit updates, news and settlements

• August 7, 2017

Valve Manufacturers Ordered to Pay in Mesothelioma Case

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.

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• July 26, 2017

Asbestos Allegedly Caused Power Plant Worker’s Mesothelioma

July 26, 2017
Jolly and his family are seeking damages from the valves’ manufacturers.

Jolly seeks no damages from his former employer, Duke Energy, which he says was proactive about employee safety. The defendants in the lawsuit are valve makers Fisher Controls and Crosby Controls.

Jolly is 73, and his mesothelioma – a form of cancer – was diagnosed as terminal in January 2016.

In his years as a power plant inspector, Jolly spent a great deal of time in the immediate presence of countless thousands of asbestos-containing valves.

Jolly also seeks damages from numerous companies whose power plants he inspected, including General Electric, Pfizer, Union Carbide, and many others.

Jolly may testify on his own behalf as the trial continues.

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