Shein Law is pleased to report that appeals challenging two 2013 verdicts, in which our clients were awarded significant damages, have been dismissed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as improvidently granted. Both clients suffered asbestos-related personal injuries and were awarded $2.3 and $2.5 million each in verdicts. One of the defendants in both cases, Crane Co., filed appeals arguing that a precedent set in Tincher v. Omega Flex regarding products liability law was not properly considered. Crane Co. argued that a jury should have the opportunity to determine whether a product is “unreasonably dangerous.”
John Kopesky and Ben Shein of Shein Law represented the plaintiffs in both appeals. Attorney Kopesky argued the cases and asserted that an “unreasonably dangerous” consideration by the jury would not have affected the outcome in either case. In September, Justices hearing oral argument in the appeals expressed doubt regarding the basis of the appeals, and in November both appeals were dismissed. An article in The Legal Intelligencer highlighted the dismissals of the appeals, Kopesky is quoted as saying, “On behalf of our clients the Amatos and the Vinciguerras we’re pleased that the juries’ verdicts against Crane Co. has been upheld.”
At Shein Law, we fight for justice for victims of asbestos-related injuries and illnesses from the trial court to the Supreme Court. We have successfully secured significant verdicts and settlements for individual clients and families who have been severely impacted by mesothelioma and related effects of asbestos exposure. Call us at 1-877-SHEIN-LAW (1-877-743-4652) or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma lawyers in Philadelphia.