“As a pipefitter and welder, I personally worked with insulators, boilermakers, electricians, sheet metal workers, machinists, carmen, and other trades who were installing and removing asbestos-containing insulation and products throughout my entire work career. We were all working side by side removing and installing insulation on steam lines, boilers, turbines, pumps, and valves—which created a tremendous amount of asbestos dust that was in the air all around us. I breathed that dust almost daily and then 30 years later I was diagnosed with asbestos cancer. I could not have had better lawyers than Alan and Anita. They took care of everything and made sure that me [sic] and my wife received money from the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products who caused my cancer. They were great.”
Mr. Thomas worked at various paper mills, railroad yards, and shipyards during his 30 year career as a pipefitter. Consequently, he developed mesothelioma and became very ill due to his exposure to asbestos during all those years. Because he was too sick to travel, Anita Pryor and Alan Pickert, traveled to his home and to his hospital room to obtain the necessary information for his case and to conduct his deposition by videotape.