NYCAL Jury Awards $75M Verdict in Living Mesothelioma Take-Home Exposure Case Supreme Court of New York, New York County, January 26, 2017
On January 23, 2017, a NYCAL jury awarded $75 million in damages to plaintiffs Marlena F. Robaey and her husband, Edward Robaey, in a living peritoneal mesothelioma case for a 49-year old female. Justice Joan A. Madden presided over the trial where the plaintiffs alleged bystander and take-home asbestos exposure through Edward Robaey’s automotive work. Two remaining defendants were found to have acted “recklessly” by the jury.
The $75M verdict was broken down as follows: $50M for plaintiff Marlena F. Robaey ($40M in past pain and suffering and $10M in future pain and suffering); $25M for Plaintiff Edward Robaey, husband ($15M for Past Loss of Consortium and $10M for Future Loss of Consortium).