Last month I announced the $27.3 million asbestos lawsuit verdict Kazan, McClain, Satterley, Lyons, Greenwood & Oberman obtained against Owens-Illinois, a former manufacturer of KAYLO asbestos containing thermal pipe insulation. Our client, Rose-Marie Grigg was diagnosed with mesothelioma in the fall of 2011. Her disease was caused from exposure to deadly asbestos fibers she inhaled while handling and washing the clothes of her husband, an insulator for a company that used KAYLO products.
In this video, Joe Satterley, Kazan Law partner and lead attorney in the asbestos lawsuit trial, discusses some of the evidence that was presented to the jury. Animations illustrate how Mrs. Grigg’s husband’s clothes were contaminated and how Mrs. Grigg came to develop her fatal disease. Evidence also proves that Owens-Illinois knew that their KAYLO product was dangerous, yet continued mass volume production with packaging and marketing that claimed it was non-toxic.
All of us at Kazan Law were very excited that the jury’s decision in this asbestos lawsuit gave the Griggs justice at last, and in the process also did justice to Owens-Illinois by imposing an $11 million penalty to punish Owens-Illinois and make an example of them to help educate all of Corporate America about the need to protect consumers. While money cannot replace the wonderful married life that has been permanently injured, the asbestos lawsuit verdict is an important win towards holding corporations accountable for their past horrible decisions.