Verdict Breakdown for $7 Million Award in Los Angeles County Mesothelioma Case

On October 24, 2016, a Los Angeles County jury awarded a total of $7 million in damages to Peter J. Lamonica and his wife, Exine Lamonica, in a case where multiple defendants were found liable as the cause to Lamonica’s mesothelioma. The verdict sheet demonstrates the jury found the defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in contributing to Peter J. Lamonica’s risk of developing mesothelioma. The jury was then instructed to assign the percentage of fault as to each of the 30 entities listed on the verdict sheet. The jury assigned liability to the following nine entities:

Entity Product/Party Fault
Peter Lamonica Plaintiff 10 percent
Carey-Canadian Fiber Supplier 15 percent
Georgia Pacific Joint Compound 15 percent
Johns-Manville Fiber Supplier 5 percent
Kaiser Gypsum Joint Compound 15 percent
Kelly/Moore Joint Compound 5 percent
National Gypsum Joint Compound 5 percent
Rich-Tex Joint Compound 25 percent
U.S. Gypsum Joint Compound 5 percent

As to damages, this Los Angeles County jury awarded the $7 million as follows: $1 million for past non-economic damages; $2 million for future non-economic damages; $1 million for past loss of consortium damages; and $3 million for future loss of consortium damages.

Read the verdict sheet here.