Noteworthy Verdicts And Settlements
Sieben Polk Law Firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients bringing claims for injuries and deaths caused by asbestos. We are the only law firm in Minnesota handling asbestos and mesothelioma cases. The following descriptions summarize some noteworthy results that our litigation team has delivered.
An $8,050,000 jury verdict in 2001 on behalf of a pipefitter exposed to asbestos at a refinery.
A $4,600,000 jury award in March 2008 for a Northern States Power Company (NSP) worker in a case against a gasket manufacturer, affirmed by Minnesota appellate courts on appeal.
A $4,600,000 jury award in 2014 on behalf of a retired certified public account who spent one summer in the late 1950s working as an asbestos insulator.
A verdict of more than $4,000,000 obtained with co-counsel against a manufacturer of asbestos-containing pipe covering on behalf of a client who developed mesothelioma after working with the product for only a few months in the late 1950s while building a power plant.
A recovery of more than $2,000,000 on behalf of a northern Iowa plastic molding business owner in a case against manufacturers and suppliers of various resin materials.
A recovery of $1,400,000 on behalf of a laborer and pump mechanic at Butler Taconite and National Steel Pellet in Nashuwauk and Keewatin, Minnesota. The client suffered from malignant mesothelioma.
A recovery of $2,000,000.00 on behalf of a local brewery power plant turbine operator who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos throughout his career.
A settlement of $1,000,000 achieved shortly before trial for an individual exposed to asbestos-containing joint compound while supervising drywall workers at his place of employment. The client contracted mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer of the lining of the lungs.
A recovery of $1,000,000 for a retired Duluth-area railroad employee who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during his early career working in the roundhouse near steam locomotive overhaul and repair operations.
A settlement for more than $1,000,000 in a wrongful death suit on behalf of a female office employee exposed to asbestos during high school. She was exposed to asbestos while assisting in her father’s rural school bus line shop maintaining and replacing bus brakes. She contracted mesothelioma shortly after her 50th birthday and passed away while the case was pending.
A recovery of more than $1,200,000 on behalf of a former Air Force and Minnesota Air National Guard airplane and helicopter mechanic against the manufacturers and suppliers of the airframes, engines and other components he regularly worked with at various bases across the United States.
Recovery of a confidential amount on behalf of a mesothelioma victim who had worked as a mechanic at a service station from 1961 to 1977. The client’s chief exposure was to asbestos-containing friction materials.
Recovery of a confidential settlement on behalf of a Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanic against the manufacturers of the commercial airframes and aircraft engines in a commercial aircraft fleet he maintained and repaired for more than 30 years.
A recovery of $3,000,000 in the case of a retired Twin Cities pipefitter who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2019 after being exposed to asbestos from the early 1970s through the 1980s. The total was recovered on behalf of this retired worker and his wife.
A substantial recovery on behalf of an industrial painter who was exposed to asbestos in the 1960s and 1970s painting inside Minnesota power plants. The client developed malignant mesothelioma.
A confidential settlement recovered on behalf of a Twin Cities firefighter who developed mesothelioma after performing inspections of an industrial adhesive plant that used asbestos in its manufacturing process.
Confidential settlements recovered on behalf of a retired Northern States Power employee who developed mesothelioma after spending his career operating various equipment at the NSP Riverside power plant in Minneapolis.