Cleveland Mesothelioma Case Against Kelsey Hayes Awards 27.5 Million
By: chris.placitella @ Dec 19, 2013
Congratulations to my friends and colleagues Gary Paul, Demetrios Zacharopoulos and John Mismas for such a tremendous victory. The plaintiff John Panza was only 40 years old and suffering from mesothelioma. He and his wife Jane began dating in high school. John is a college professor. John’s exposure to asbestos came from his father who was a bystander at a facility the worked on friction materials. John’s father brought the asbestos fibers home on his clothes. The jury found the remaining defendant at trial Kelsey Hayes 60% responsible. This is the second major verdict for the Waters & Krause firm this week. Also working on the case were Kyla Cole, Tommy Kneist, Paul Anderson and Jessica Simpson proving it takes a solid team to achieve these results.
This was only the compensatory damage phase of the trial. A punitive damage trial will follow.