Aerospace Companies Resolve Mesothelioma Lawsuit Out of Court

Multi-million-dollar mesothelioma verdicts get a lot of media attention, but they also take a lot of time and can cause significant stress.  Many victims’ families choose instead to negotiate with the asbestos companies they blame for their loved ones’ deaths. By working to reach an out-of-court settlement, their cases usually get resolved more quickly and with a lot less aggravation. That’s what happened in the case of a former U.S. Air Force aircraft technician whose family filed suit against some of the country’s biggest defense contractors.

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Defense Contractors and Mesothelioma Victim’s Family Agree on Settlement

John R. McCabe Sr.’s mesothelioma was blamed on exposure to asbestos during the 1950s, when he worked on engines and aircraft made by Raytheon, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Koch Industries, and dozens of other companies. He died just three months after filing suit against them, and when the case was assumed by his adult children, they pursued the option of settling out of court.

The original mesothelioma filing listed multiple sites where Mr. McCabe had been exposed to the toxic mineral between 1953 and 1957. His skill in repairing and maintaining the equipment and his knowledge of rockets meant that he worked near launchpads and alongside astronaut support systems at air bases and sites including Cape Canaveral. Though the companies whose products he worked with were aware that asbestos in their products was dangerous, they provided no warning, and Mr. McCabe said that he and his colleagues had been misled about their safety.

Undisclosed Settlement Resolves Legal Issues with Seven Defendants in Mesothelioma Case

The McCabe family’s original lawsuit named companies involved in every step of the asbestos or asbestos-contaminated product supply chain. These cases were resolved over the course of a year, and though the compensation that was agreed upon remains unknown, the dismissal of the claims against Koch Industries Inc., Rohr Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, General Cable Corporation,

HLI Solutions Inc., Flint Hills Resources LLC., and Specialty Cable Corporation represent a significant development.

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Paul Danziger

Paul Danziger


Paul Danziger grew up in Houston, Texas and earned a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. For over 25 years years he has focused on representing mesothelioma cancer victims and others hurt by asbestos exposure. Paul and his law firm have represented thousands of people diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer, recovering significant compensation for injured clients. Every client is extremely important to Paul and he will take every call from clients who want to speak with him. Paul and his law firm handle mesothelioma cases throughout the United States.

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