MIAMI, FL: The jury spoke loud and clear when it awarded $24,170,000 to Plaintiff Stephen Guilder and his family on Friday evening in a Miami-Dade courtroom. Dr. Guilder, a 50-year-old Weston area otolaryngologist, was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma on September 26, 2007. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos. Dr. Guilder and his wife Sheila have been married for more than twenty years. They have three children, Ariel (18), Alex (16), and Ross (14).

David A. Jagolinzer of The Ferraro Law Firm in Miami tried the case against Honeywell International, Inc., formerly Bendix, and argued that Dr. Guilder’s exposure to Honeywell’s asbestos brakes in the 1970s and early 1980s caused his terminal cancer. “I am very pleased that the jury held Honeywell accountable for the devastating harms it caused Dr. Guilder and his family,” said partner David A. Jagolinzer.

The trial took two weeks and resulted in the largest compensatory jury verdict in Florida for a victim of asbestos exposure against a single defendant.

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