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David Fisher Brings Big Win in New York Asbestos Case

David Fisher Brings Big Win in New York Asbestos Case

Kurowski Shultz Attorneys At Law


On Wednesday August 14, 2013, a jury in New York City rendered a defense verdict in favor of KS national client, American Biltrite Inc. in the asbestos case of DeRogatis v. American Biltrite before Justice Martin Shulman. The jury deliberated less than one hour in the 2 1/2 week trial in finding that the plaintiff’s lung cancer was not caused by the client’s vinyl asbestos floor tile. KS partner, David Fisher led a trial team that included KS associate Tim Tryniecki and Managing Partner John Kurowski. John Kurowski is the national coordinating counsel for ABI’s asbestos litigation in the US. Plaintiff called Dr. Steven Markowitz, occupational medicine physician of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York along with Barry Castleman as experts. ABI’s expert was Dr. James Crapo, pulmonologist and the former Director of Medicine at the National Jewish Medical Center in Denver.