At age 66, Gordon Bankhead had 34 years of experience in the service and repair of heavy duty vehicles as a Parts Man, with most of his career spent at Sea-Land Shipping Company in Oakland, California. He regularly handled asbestos-containing brakes, and was present for the inspection, replacement, grinding, and blowing out of asbestos-containing brakes. All of these activities caused him to breathe deadly asbestos dust. In January 2010, Gordon Bankhead was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Kazan Law filed suit on behalf of Gordon and Emily Bankhead in March 2010. Trial began on October 25, 2010 and ultimately resulted in a $17.470,000 verdict for Mr. and Mrs. Bankhead. This video tells the story of the important decisions the Bankheads made to help others who suffer from mesothelioma. With contributions like the Bankheads and others, hopefully one day a cure can be found for the deadly disease.