Company Accepts Increased Pain And Suffering Award Or Retries Issue, Justice Says
(December 22, 2015, 11:52 AM EST) -- BUFFALO, N.Y. — A jury’s $250,000 award for pain and suffering in a mesothelioma case deviated from reasonable compensation and must be retried unless the defendant stipulates to a $600,000 award, a New York justice held Dec. 18 while also denying the defendant’s post-trial motion (Estate of William Voelker v. John Crane Inc., No. 801886-2013, N.Y. Sup., 8th Jud. Dist.).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160106-009Z.)
William Voelker was diagnosed with sarcomatoid mesothelioma in 2013 and died on Christmas Day 2013. His family filed a negligence action in...