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It is estimated that as many as 900,000 mechanics in the United States have been exposed to asbestos from handling automotive parts. Sharon Jennings’ late husband, a former mechanic in Ohio, was tragically one of them. He was exposed to asbestos fibers while working with Honeywell International’s Bendix brakes and was later diagnosed in his late 70s with mesothelioma: an aggressive and incurable form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
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After Multiple Court Delays, Justice is Finally Served for the Jennings Family
The Ferraro Law Firm’s affiliated law firm, Kelley & Ferraro, represented the widow of Mr. Jennings. The former mechanic sadly passed away just 80 days after his mesothelioma diagnosis.
The trial was delayed multiple times due to COVID-related court closures. However, on July 29, 2021, justice was finally served when a jury returned a $10.6 million verdict. The jury ultimately found Honeywell to be 70 percent at fault for Mr. Jenning’s death.
The jury’s resounding verdict in support of the Jennings family came after a trial in which Honeywell’s defense team, led by attorneys Joe Pevsner and Julie Friedman, argued that the asbestos present in their brakes is safe.
Scientific research proves otherwise: Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. For more than 60 years, it has been known that asbestos is a carcinogen.
If disturbed, asbestos fibers can become airborne and unknowingly inhaled by nearby workers or bystanders. Once inside the body, these small fibers can embed within the linings of the lungs, heart, and other organs. These fibers may cause malignant tumors to grow years or even decades after the individual was first exposed to asbestos.
The research is clear: Asbestos is not safe. Justice was served thanks to the tireless work of lead trial attorney Shawn Acton, of Kelley & Ferraro; along with support from attorneys Edward Kelley, Marty Mason, and Jack Corrigan.
How Our Top Asbestos Law Firm Can Help You
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
The Ferraro Law Firm’s mesothelioma lawyers have secured some of the largest asbestos and mesothelioma verdicts, cementing our reputation as one of the most successful asbestos law firms in the country. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma (the period of time from initial asbestos exposure to diagnosis), these cases require a skilled legal team that has the resources to properly investigate defendants and hold them financially accountable for the harm they may have inflicted on innocent workers or bystanders. You will find just that at The Ferraro Law Firm.
Contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation to learn more about how we may be able to help you. Our services are always free unless you win.
Frequently Asked Questions: Mesothelioma & Asbestos
How fast does mesothelioma progress?
Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer that tends to spread quickly.
How do I sue for mesothelioma?
A mesothelioma attorney can help you file a legal claim seeking damages from the person or company who exposed you to asbestos.