Attorneys Landry, Swarr & Cannella, L.L.C. Obtain a $4,401,393.15 Verdict in Louisiana Mesothelioma Case

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Landry, Swarr & Cannella, a New Orleans, Louisiana law firm specializing in mesothelioma cases, has announced a multimillion-dollar award for statutory heirs in a case against Ford Motor Company and Southern Talc Corporation in favor of William A. Oddo, Jr.

The Oddo family deserves this verdict. We took it personally when Ford and Southern Talc refused to take responsibility. We stood up for our clients and got justice for them.

Landry, Swarr & Cannella, a leading law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, has announced a multimillion-dollar jury verdict in favor of three statutory heirs in a mesothelioma case brought against Ford Motor Company and Southern Talc Corporation on behalf of the deceased plaintiff, William A. Oddo, Jr.

Mesothelioma is an insidious disease that ties directly to asbestos exposure once in common use throughout a variety of industries. Landry, Swarr & Cannella specialize in asbestos-related disease cases – they are the state’s leading experts when it comes to diseases and devastation from wrongful exposure to asbestos.

On December 6, 2012, Phillip C. Hoffman and David R. Cannella of Landry, Swarr & Cannella successfully won a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for three statutory heirs in a mesothelioma case. The case was brought on behalf of a deceased 81-year-old, who suffered and died from mesothelioma.

The plaintiff was a career automotive mechanic for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and was exposed to asbestos-containing brake pads and shoes sold by Ford Motor Company. Further, the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos contaminated talc manufactured by Southern Talc. The jury awarded the heirs in the case a total of $4,401,393.15, finding Ford Motor Company liable for 65% of the damages and Southern Talc for 35%.

"The Oddo family deserves this verdict. We took it personally when Ford and Southern Talc refused to take responsibility. We stood up for our clients and got justice for them. Of course it does not replace their father and husband, but it gives them some closure that these companies now know what they did was wrong," says Attorney Philip C. Hoffman of Landry, Swarr & Cannella.

The case was filed as William A. Oddo, Jr. v. Ford Motor Co. in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, No. 2011-5883 in Division I-14 and presided by Judge Piper Griffin.

Landry, Swarr & Cannella provide robust, field-leading expertise in occupational disease cases including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. The firm provides clients with compassion, expertise and skilled litigation in order to uphold client rights in a court of law.

To find out more about Landry, Swarr & Cannella or to setup a consultation, visit http://www.LandrySwarr.com.    
About Landry, Swarr & Cannella: Landry, Swarr & Cannella specialize in asbestos law and asbestos-related cases. Rather than litigating in a variety of fields, the firm focuses solely on representing clients suffering from a range of occupational diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Through rigorous research, the firm has built their expertise in the field, while remaining sensitive to the pain of clients and their families.

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