A jury has awarded $38 million in damages to a plant equipment worker and his wife after the man developed a rare form of cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos. Theile McVey of Kassel McVey was co-counsel for the plaintiff, Lloyd S. Garvin.
McVey and co-counsel Jessica Dean of Dallas argued at trial that defendants Crane Co., Durco and Byron Jackson used asbestos in the valves and pumps they manufacture, and failed to warn or protect workers using those products about the asbestos dangers. As part of his job, Garvin dismantled industrial pumps and valves made by the defendant companies. (More information about this case can be found on this site under Recent Cases.)