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November 5, 2010

Asbestos verdict reached in West Virginia case against John Crane Inc.

On Thursday, November 4, 2010, a liability verdict was reached in an asbestos lawsuit against John Crane Inc. alleging that the company's asbestos-containing products caused retired West Virginia pipefitter Robert L. Wood to be diagnosed with mesothelioma. The unanimous verdict, handed down by the Honorable Ronald Wilson in Charleston, WV circuit court, found John Crane liable for failing to warn Wood about the hazardous products with which he worked, including defective gaskets.

Representing Robert L. Wood and his wife, Candice, were Patrick O'Hara, C. Taylor Campbell, J.D. McMullen, Robert Leone and Trey Jones of The Lanier Law Firm, together with Motley Rice attorneys, including Anne Kearse.

Read more about the asbestos verdict in a press release distributed by The Lanier Law Firm.

Learn more about how Motley Rice asbestos lawyers represent asbestos victims and fight for compensation and accountability from companies that manufactured, distributed or supplied asbestos-containing products.