California Mesothelioma Attorneys Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood Show Defective Respirators Responsible for Asbestos Cancer

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Jury finds respirator manufacturer liable for intentional misrepresentation that left countless people unprotected in harmful environments

California Mesothelioma Attorneys

Joe Satterley and Denyse Clancy

They sold defective respirators that did not protect people from hazardous environments, and this is the first time they’ve admitted it.

Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and 3M are responsible for liabilities associated with discovery of thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a verdict of $32.8 million in the case of William and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded $22.8 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. The plaintiffs, Bill and Becky Tyler, were represented at trial by California Mesothelioma Attorneys Joe Satterley, Denyse Clancy, Joe Nicholson, and Mark Swanson of Oakland-based Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood.

The model 2090N was one of the most popular respirators used in industry to protect workers from hazardous environments according to court documents. Joseph Zdrock, a former Cabot Corporation employee testified at trial that at peak sales, over five-thousand 2090N respirators were sold per week. Zdrock admitted that defective respirators were identified in the manufacturing plant and marked with a red dot. But the defective red dot respirators were sold to customers without letting them know that the respirators were defective. The Los Angeles, California jury determined this was an intentional misrepresentation and responsible for Mr. Bill Tyler’s mesothelioma cancer. The jury held the manufacturer liable for punitive damages.

According to California mesothelioma attorney Joe Satterley, “they sold defective respirators that did not protect people from hazardous environments, and this is the first time they’ve admitted it. There are untold others who could develop cancer because these respirators provided no protection.”

The California mesothelioma attorneys at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are based in California and have worked for over 40 years fighting on behalf of those injured by negligent corporate conduct.

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