Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman Is A Hawaii Firm
The Galiher law firm is well known in Hawaii for their decades of experience and successful handling of mesothelioma and personal injury cases. Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman would like to help you with your or your loved one’s mesothelioma or catastrophic injury case. Contact us immediately for a free case evaluation.
Table of Contents
- Asbestos in Hawaii
- Asbestos Use at Hawaiian Electric Power Plant
- Asbestos Use in Construction in Hawaii
- Hawai’i Mesothelioma Attorneys
- Hawaii Jobsites Where Asbestos Was Used
- Hawaii Mesothelioma Attorneys
- Hawaii Mesothelioma Lawsuits
- History of Asbestos Use at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
- Mesothelioma Research in Hawaii
- Mesothelioma Treatment in Hawaii
- Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
- Statewide Practice
- The Master Settlement Agreement for Tobacco Manufacturers
- Travelers Insurance Company Asbestos Settlement
- What To Expect When Filing A Lawsuit
- What to Expect When You File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Hawaii
Hawaii Mesothelioma Lawyer Gary Galiher
In 1978, when our founder, Gary Galiher, was a young lawyer at a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm in Hawaii, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retired electrician named Tristan Nobriga came to the firm with a disease called malignant mesothelioma. After doing some legal and medical research, Gary discovered that mesothelioma is a rare, devastating cancer of the lining of the lungs whose sole cause is exposure to asbestos. His legal research uncovered a seminal case law at the time, which stood for the proposition that a man in Nobriga’s situation has a cause of action against the asbestos manufacturers.
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Other Hawaii Job Sites of Asbestos Exposure
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard which was the hub of activity for U.S. Navy ships in World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War had numerous ships and submarines coming in and out of port for extensive repair and overhaul. The exposure to asbestos by the civilian workers as well as the military personnel was tremendous. There are numerous other job sites in Hawaii where asbestos exposure occurred, causing mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases among the workforce over many years. The Galiher law firm has successfully handled asbestos cases that arose from these many sites.
Highly Successful Track Record of Handling Mesothelioma Cases in Hawaii
In 1982, the first mesothelioma case to be tried in the State of Hawaii was The Estate of Tristan Nobriga v. Raybestos Manhattan. The Galiher law firm represented the Nobriga family through the trial and made landmark Hawaii case law at the Hawaii Supreme Court. Other jury verdicts include the case of Lawrence Kaowili, $8.2 million; Kenneth Cain, $5.3 million, Warren Miyashiro, $9.8 million.
The Galiher law firm works tirelessly to obtain the best results for its clients in every case. Through our many years of practice, however, we understand that every case is unique and any recovery is based on the particular facts of the case at hand. Prior results cannot guarantee the results in future cases.