Belluck & Fox Mesothelioma Verdicts Featured in New York Magazine Section
New York, NY, July 13, 2012 — The New York personal injury lawyers of Belluck & Fox, LLP, are pleased to announce that two mesothelioma verdicts the firm obtained for clients in 2011 have been featured in a special double section of New York Magazine.
The recently published section is entitled, “New York Law Journal Presents: New York’s Top Verdicts & Settlements.” According to the magazine, the section “ranks lawyers and their extraordinary accomplishments by one of the most clear-cut quantifications of talent possible—the monetary value of their jury verdict awards.” The list of top New York verdicts from 2011 was compiled in conjunction with the national database, VerdictSearch.
The $32 million verdict that Belluck & Fox, LLP, obtained in the case of Dummitt v. A.W. Chesterton (No. 190196/10) placed No. 4 on the list. It was the top product liability verdict in New York state in 2011. The case involved a U.S. Navy veteran who claimed that he was exposed to asbestos while repairing valves aboard seven U.S. Navy ships between 1960 and 1977.
The $19.5 million verdict in the case of Konstantin v. 630 Third Avenue Associates (No. 190134/10) placed No. 10 overall and ranked as the top construction law verdict in New York state in 2011. The plaintiff in the case claimed that he inhaled asbestos released from joint-sealing compounds while working on the construction of a high-rise building in Manhattan during a period between 1976 and 1977.
Founding partner and veteran New York mesothelioma attorney Jordan Fox led the Belluck & Fox legal team in securing both verdicts in August 2011 in New York Supreme Court before Judge Joan Madden. Senior litigator James Long, partners Brian Belasky and Seth Dymond and associate William Papain assisted Fox over the course of the two nine-week trials.
“We are proud to have aggressively represented our clients in these cases and to have obtained justice on their behalf,” Fox said.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the lining of the chest and abdomen. It is linked to exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring heat- and fire-resistant fibrous mineral. Asbestos has been used in a variety of industrial machinery and equipment, and in consumer products.
Mesothelioma victims typically show disease symptoms years or even decades after exposure to asbestos in an industrial or manufacturing workplace. The disease is eventually fatal, but aggressive therapy may prolong the lives of patients who are diagnosed early.
About Belluck & Fox, LLP
Belluck & Fox, LLP, is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious injuries. The firm provides personalized and professional representation and has won more than $500 million in compensation for clients and their families.
Partner Joseph W. Belluck is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint.
Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and mesothelioma attorney who has been named to the Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and to Super Lawyers. On two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journal’s Largest Verdict of the Year.
In September, Belluck & Fox, LLP, won a coveted spot on a list of America’s best law firms, which was published jointly by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazine. The listing showcased 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas.
The firm’s New York City office is located at 546 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10036 (local phone (212) 681-1575). For more information, contact the firm at (877) 637-6843 or through its online contact form.