DALLAS (PRWEB) November 16, 2013
John Langdoc was inducted into the Texas Lawyer's Inaugural Verdicts Hall of Fame this week. The dinner and induction ceremony took place at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas, Texas. Langdoc was recognized for his verdict against The Dow Chemical Company. Langdoc achieved the verdict in 2011 in the case Henderson v. Dow Chemical (Dallas County District Court, No. 10-07003). The verdict was selected as one of the top verdicts from 2010-2012 in the products liability category as reported to Verdict Search, the sister publication to Texas Lawyer. The lawsuit was originally filed on behalf of Mr. Henderson, a Dow Chemical worker who passed away from occupational cancer.
"The evidence in the case was overwhelming. You just cannot believe how many workers at Dow were being exposed to carcinogens," said John Langdoc, Baron & Budd attorney. "Unfortunately, Dow estimates that multiple verdicts like this won't have any material affect on Dow's profitability. You want to think that a Hall of Fame verdict will make a difference for the greater good," Langdoc continued, "but the reality is likely more sobering. It will take more than one verdict like this to cause change in the chemical industry."
Baron & Budd has been successfully handling occupational cancer lawsuits since the 1970s. During that time, the firm has helped countless people suffering from occupational diseases. In just the past three years, Baron & Budd has won several multi-million dollar verdicts for victims of cancer caused by exposure to carcinogens.