Baron and Budd Mesothelioma Lawyers Win Appeal for California Mesothelioma Cancer Patient

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Former entertainer, later diagnosed with mesothelioma, wins in appeal against asbestos joint compound manufacturer

Baron and Budd has announced an appellate win in a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit filed on behalf of Mrs. Joan Mahoney, a mesothelioma patient, and her husband Mr. Daniel Mahoney. Mesothelioma Lawyers John Langdoc and Denyse Clancy, who represented the Mahoneys throughout the litigation process, proved that Mrs. Mahoney’s mesothelioma cancer was caused by her exposure to manufacturer Georgia Pacific’s asbestos-containing joint compound and that Georgia Pacific knew prior to Mrs. Mahoney’s exposure that the asbestos in its product could caused cancer, including mesothelioma (Georgia-Pacific, LLC, Defendant and Appellant v. Joan Mahoney and Daniel Mahoney, Plaintiffs and Respondents, Appeal from the Superior Court of San Francisco County, Case No. CGC-06-458140).

Mrs. Mahoney, a resident of San Francisco, spent much of her career in show business, which took her around the world on seven different United Service Organizations (USO) tours. Yet, it was her assistance in a family home remodeling business which unexpectedly exposed Mrs. Mahoney to manufacturer Georgia Pacific’s asbestos-containing joint compound.

In August 2006, Mrs. Mahoney was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos that attacks the membrane surrounding the lungs. At the time of her diagnosis, Mrs. Mahoney served as a caregiver to her husband, who had previously suffered a serious stroke. Because of the stroke, Mr. Mahoney was paralyzed and unable to speak. And Mrs. Mahoney, weakened by her mesothelioma and chemotherapy, could not take care of him.

About Baron and Budd

Dallas based Baron and Budd with offices in Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized firm with more than three decades of experience representing people and communities harmed by corporate negligence. It has been recognized by the National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in 2002-2006, 2008, 2011-2012 (Incisive Media). The firm resolved one of the first asbestos cases in the United States in the 1970s and continues to serve people diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, as well as communities and consumers dealing with the costs of fraud and corporate misconduct.

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