January 18, 2019

New York Mesothelioma Law Firm Belluck & Fox Wins $4 Million Verdict for Plant Worker Exposed to Asbestos

New York NY mesothelioma verdict, asbestos case

NY Attorney Joseph W. Belluck

Belluck and Fox is dedicated to representing mesothelioma victims across New York State. We are honored that the Dominick family allowed us to represent them and proud that we obtained the largest verdict ever in an asbestos case in Oneida County.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

A plant worker who developed both mesothelioma and lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos products has won a $4 million verdict against the company who supplied those products, the nationally recognized New York law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, announced today.

After a trial before the Honorable Charles C. Merrell, the jury returned its verdict on March 18 in the Supreme Court of New York, County of Oneida, in the case of Nicholas Dominick and Lorraine J. Dominick v. A.O. Smith Water Products, et al. (No. CA2014-000232).

The jury awarded the Dominick family $1 million for past pain and suffering and $3 million for future pain and suffering, assessing 30% of the fault to Pacemaker.

“Mr. Dominick has suffered tremendous pain as a result of Pacemaker/Charles Millar’s negligence. His sickness could have, and should have been prevented. I’m grateful that the jury was able to deliver justice for him and his wonderful family,” said Brittany Russell, an associate attorney at Belluck & Fox who tried the case along with partner Bryan Belasky on behalf of the Dominick family.

Partners Joe Belluck and Seth Dymond provided assistance to the trial team. “Our law firm, Belluck and Fox, is dedicated to representing mesothelioma victims across New York State. We are honored that the Dominick family allowed us to represent them and proud that we obtained the largest verdict ever in an asbestos case in Oneida County. Once again, this shows that the jury system in New York works,” Belluck said.

According to court documents, between 1968 and 1973, Mr. Dominick worked as an internal grinder at the Chicago Pneumatic tool manufacturing plant in Utica, New York. The jury determined that Mr. Dominick developed pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer as a result of his exposure to bags of asbestos and asbestos boards supplied by Pacemaker/Charles Millar to Chicago Pneumatic, which were used in the plant’s annealing process. The jury found that Pacemaker/Charles Millar was negligent in failing to warn Mr. Dominick about the dangers of asbestos associated with the products it supplied. The case is significant in New York asbestos litigation, as it is the largest verdict ever levied against a distributor of asbestos products, and the largest asbestos verdict of any nature obtained in Oneida County.

Asbestos is a mineral that has been linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma, an aggressive and deadly form of cancer which results from breathing in asbestos fibers that become lodged in the thin membrane that lines and encases the lungs.

At trial, lawyers from Belluck & Fox presented evidence from a series of experts regarding the use of asbestos in heat treatment annealing processes, the causation of Mr. Dominick’s mesothelioma and lung cancer, the state-of-the-art evidence relating to the dangers of asbestos, and testimony about the cancers’ impact on Mr. Dominick. Testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs were experts Dr. Jacqueline Moline, Dr. David Rosner, and Dr. Uriel Oko.

Defendant Pacemaker/Charles Millar was represented by Robert Cahalan of Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C, and called expert Dr. Frederick Schmidt to testify on its behalf.

About Belluck & Fox

Belluck & Fox, LLP, is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious injuries. The firm provides personalized and professional representation and has won over $650 million in compensation for clients and their families. The firm has been named one of the top law firms in America by U.S. News & World Report every year since 2011.

Partner Joseph W. Belluck is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent asbestos case that settled for more than $12 million.

Partner Jordan Fox is an award-winning, nationally-recognized asbestos attorney. In 2013 he was named “Lawyer of the Year” for the New York Metro area by Best Lawyers in America after securing $32 million and $19.5 million verdicts in two separate asbestos cases. He is regularly listed in the annual Best Lawyers in America list and has also appeared in Super Lawyers. A number of his verdicts have been featured among the National Law Journal’s Largest Verdicts of the Year.

For more information, contact the firm at (877) 637-6843 or through the online contact form.

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New York Mesothelioma Law Firm Belluck & Fox Wins $4 Million Verdict for Plant Worker Exposed to Asbestos

Asbestos Attorney Recognized by Super Lawyers’ 2014 Edition

Asbestos Attorney Amber Long

Asbestos Attorney Amber Long

NEW YORK, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

Asbestos attorney Amber R. Long, an associate at Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), a nationally-recognized mesothelioma law firm, has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Amber joined LK in 2006 and, initially, worked in the firm’s national asbestos litigation department. She represented mesothelioma and lung cancer victims in lawsuits filed around the country including in Delaware, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. Recently, she has joined the firm’s New York City asbestos litigation department.

Amber takes pride in representing hard working men and women suffering from debilitating and often deadly cancer as a result of their exposure to asbestos. She is highly skilled in all aspects of asbestos litigation from the initial client meeting through trial and appellate practice.

In addition to her asbestos experience, Amber assisted in the litigation of three cases in the Southern District of New York against tobacco companies on behalf of the families of people who began smoking as children, struggled to quit smoking, and eventually died of lung cancer. In the course of this litigation, Amber and LK partner, Jerome Block, obtained multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of two separate families against Brown & Williamson (successor to American Tobacco Company) (1) and Philip Morris USA, Inc (2).

Amber is a member of several professional associations, including the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and for the District of Connecticut, and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Amber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cornell University in 2002. In 2005, she graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.

Levy Konigsberg LLP has been representing mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims for more than 25 years.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

(1) Eileen A. Clinton, on behalf of herself and as administratrix of the estate of William A. Champagne, Jr., vs. Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc., as successor by merger to American Tobacco Company, and Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 05 Civ. 9907 (CS) (LMS) (S.D.N.Y);

(2) Florence Mulholland, on behalf of herself and as administratrix of the estate of David Mulholland, vs. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 05 Civ. 9908 (CS) (S.D.N.Y).

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Asbestos Attorney Recognized by Super Lawyers’ 2014 Edition

Anti-Asbestos Champion Gilbert L. Purcell to Deliver Commencement Address for Pepperdine University School of Law


Gilbert L. Purcell, a champion for asbestos victims, has been selected
to deliver the commencement address for the Pepperdine University School
of Law. Purcell has obtained more verdicts in favor of asbestos disease
victims than any other attorney.

“The sense of purpose Gilbert Purcell brings to achieving justice for
asbestos victims moves beyond the courtroom into the communities with
which he works,” notes Deanell
Reece Tacha
, dean and professor of law, School of Law, Pepperdine
University. “We are honored to have a commencement speaker, and alumnus,
who has achieved so much with an ethic of service.”

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Purcell has earned
many “firsts” and hundreds of millions of dollars in jury verdicts for
asbestos victims. Purcell brought the first successful property damage
action in California, also the first of many multimillion-dollar
verdicts. He tried the first asbestos-related non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
cases in Washington State and Oregon, as well as the first colorectal
cancer case in California.

In addition to his work with asbestos victims, Purcell secured a
separate California statute of limitations trigger for latent diseases.
This victory ensured significant numbers of Californians access to trial
for determination of potential tobacco-related causes of their cancer

Purcell has received numerous legal accolades and awards. The American
Trial Lawyers Association recognized Purcell with the Trial Lawyers Care
Hero Award for his pro bono representation of the families of 9/11
victims before Special Master Kenneth Feinberg. In 2011, The Recorder named
Purcell Attorney of the Year. The National Trial Lawyers Association has
named Purcell one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in California each of the
past six years, and he has been selected as a Northern California Super
Lawyer annually since 2004. He holds the designation of diplomat from
the American Board of Trial Advocates and was named to Lawdragon’s
Top 500 Attorneys for 2012.

Dedicated to representing people injured by corporations, Purcell
cofounded Brayton
Purcell, LLC
with partner Alan Brayton in 1984, never straying from
his mission. Since that time, the firm has emerged as a premier
mesothelioma and asbestos injury firm in the United States and the
largest plaintiff law firm in California.

Mr. Purcell earned his bachelor’s degree with alumni scholar honors from
UCLA, graduating from its Pembroke College oversees program at Cambridge
University. He completed his juris doctor in 1983 at Pepperdine
University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review.

The Pepperdine
University School of Law
commencement ceremony will take place at 10
a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Alumni Park on Pepperdine University’s
Malibu, California, campus. Pepperdine University commencements
are hosted outdoors with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. They are open
to the public.


Pepperdine University School of Law

Danielle Killian, 310.427.7889


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Anti-Asbestos Champion Gilbert L. Purcell to Deliver Commencement Address for Pepperdine University School of Law