4: Alfred D’Ulisse – Asbestos Injury Claim $25 M
Alfred D’Ulisse, another mesothelioma veterans, worked as a brake repairman at Daimler-Chrysler and had to remove his lungs due to cancer caused by exposure to mesothelioma radiation. Between 1960 and 1964, D’Ulisse stripped linings from old brakes and replaced them. He became a city police officer later but continued working part-time at Daimler-Chrysler.
Daimer-Chrysler was responsible for a mass of asbestos-containing products and had faced a string of asbestos-related claims and lawsuits. In his lawsuit, Alfred accused Chrysler of knowing the dangers of asbestos and failing to place warnings on its products. He eventually developed malignant mesothelioma. The symptoms of his disease were so severe that he could no longer enjoy his daily life and had constant chronic coughing, high fevers, and lost feeling in both his legs.