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Largest Michigan Mesothelioma Verdict

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Goldberg, Persky and White, Michigan’s leading Mesothelioma lawyers, are proud to announce a Michigan Jury has awarded their client, the family of an asbestos lung cancer victim, $1.8 million in what is believed to be the largest asbestos disease verdict in the history of Michigan asbestos litigation. Most asbestos cases that go to verdict, especially in Michigan, are for mesothelioma. It’s unusual to go to verdict in lung cancer cases. It shows exposed people are getting lung cancer in addition to mesothelioma.


In this Wayne County case, the asbestos victim had been a steel worker at the Ford Rouge Steel Mill in Dearborn, Michigan for some 30 years. Just 15 years after retiring, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. The victim passed away in July of 2017 at the age of 70. GPW Mesothelioma attorney Jay Bedortha represented the family of the victim and was able to convince a Jury that the defendant, a Cleveland-based engineering company, knew as far back as 1965 that the asbestos products it sold to the Ford Rouge Steel Mill caused cancer. Further, that the company failed to put warning labels on their products and sold those cancer-causing products to others, while secretly protecting its own workers from asbestos.


After a two-week long trial the jury agreed with the plaintiff’s, and found the company guilty of negligence and wanton misconduct. The wanton misconduct finding was key to obtaining a significant award to fairly compensate the victim’s family. Michigan cases are complicated and you need an experienced Michigan lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve. If only negligence was found by the jury, even though the defendant was responsible for the death, the asbestos company would have been protected by the Michigan Republican jury “cap” of $500000. for a wrongful death regardless of what a jury found fair and the jury would never be told. (unfortunately in Michigan if you have enough lobby dollars you can buy a special interest law for yourself from the republican politicians in the legislature. Rental car companies, asbestos product manufacturers and doctors have gone to the GOP pay window in Lansing so far to buy protection from constitutionally created jury accountability). A Michigan mesothelioma verdict from our firm can truly make a huge difference for victims of mesothelioma, work with a GPW Lawyer today!

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This case was settled for a deceased 60 year old Local 47 Asbestos Worker from West Michigan.

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Mesothelioma Settlement

This case was settled for a deceased 67 year old Iron Worker who worked in the Detroit Area.

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Mesothelioma Settlement

This case was settled for a 76 year old Steamfitter from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Mesothelioma Settlement

This case was settled for a deceased 67 year old Local 2 Asbestos Worker.

If you have been exposed to asbestos, see your doctor right away. Asbestos is the only cause of mesothelioma—a debilitating disease that can take decades to develop. Your doctor can assess your risk of developing mesothelioma based on your background (occupation, environment, etc.), check for early warning signs, and even administer tests that could detect the disease much sooner. For example, fibulin-3, osteopontin and soluble mesothelin-related peptides (SMRPs) are often elevated in people with mesothelioma. A blood test could detect high levels of these substances, which would make mesothelioma more likely in the patient. Although there is no cure for mesothelioma, early detection could lead to better treatment options and longer survival.


If you are diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung cancer the lawyers you choose to represent you in your Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer lawsuit does matter, don’t fall for a mesothelioma case pitch from car accident lawyers and other out of state TV advertisers offering free books, you need real answers from real experts. Goldberg Persky and White attorneys live in Michigan and have practiced asbestos disease law in Michigan for more than 30 years. We are considered the Very Best Mesothelioma Attorneys in Michigan for good reason- our results speak for themselves. A Michigan mesothelioma verdict from our firm can be life-changing. Let us put our unmatched experience and legal talent to work for you. We have the book on asbestos companies and exposures in Michigan, we have already obtained the largest Michigan asbestos verdict get the compensation you deserve  Call today 800-799-2234.

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The 2015 Litigator Awards™ represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stand as the nation’s most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”. Those awarded join an exclusive fraternity of Super-Star Lawyers who have won Million, Multi-Million and/or Billion Dollar cases – a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few (about 12 Law Firms) per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded each year in any given Practice Specialty. Here at Goldberg, Persky & White, we are extremely proud and grateful to accept the 2015 Litigation Award from the Official Lawyers Board of Regents LLC For more than 30 years, the attorneys at GPWLaw-MI, have dedicated their practice to helping working men and women recover after injury.

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What are The MICHIGAN Mesothelioma Settlement Payout Amounts?

There is no average or specific mesothelioma lawsuit settlement.  Every case is different then other and each settlement is based upon different factors.

Damages that can be recoverable including compensation for physical pain and suffering, mental suffering, fear and shock, and even disability. Other damages including loss of income, medical expenses, and other financial losses.  These cases result in very huge settlement payouts.


Factors used to estimate a mesothelioma settlement payout include the:


  • Ability to prove the location of the exposure that caused the disease.
  • Strength of the evidence show which products the person was exposed.
  • Medical evidence proving the disease causes by the asbestos product exposure.
  • Damages faced by the victim.
  • Financial problem to the victim and family.


In 2009, a man in Michigan was awarded $542,000 in a Michigan Asbestos verdict. He had mesothelioma from proven asbestos exposure.

In 2018, a Michigan jury awarded $1.8 million to the family of a steel worker working in Ford Rouge Steel Mill in Dearborn, Michigan.  He developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos.

However, most cases result in settlements and never go to trial. Our Mesothelioma lawyers at Goldberg, Persky and White settle over 97% of cases before going to court.

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