Over $500 Million in Asbestos Settlements and Verdicts

Our firm has been involved in handling asbestos-related claims for over 25 years. Mr. Shelby and the firm have handled over 5,000 claims and have successfully reached over $500 million in verdicts and settlements.

David Shelby, partner at Shelby Roden, reached his first verdict against an asbestos manufacturer when a Jefferson County jury awarded $1.25 million to four Birmingham-area steelworkers who contracted asbestosis while working at the USX plants in Fairfield and Ensley. The firm had numerous claims in multiple states, including Alabama and Texas.

Representative Asbestos Cases Handled by Shelby Roden

  • Filed suit in Dallas, TX on behalf of the estate of former U.S. congressman against 20 asbestos manufacturers
  • Jefferson County jury awarded $1.5 million to dying man who contracted asbestosis while working as a pipe fitter for multiple Alabama companies
  • Jefferson County jury awarded $1.25 million to four Birmingham-area steelworkers who worked at USX plants in Fairfield and Ensley
  • Jefferson County jury awarded $650 thousand to two men who contracted lung disease as a result of their direct contact with asbestos during their time working at Tennessee Valley Authority’s Brown Ferry Nuclear Plant, Colbert steam and chemical plant, and 3-M plant in Decatur

Asbestos was widely used in a number of industries for decades. Whether in the workplace or another exposure site, individuals would breathe in tiny dust-like asbestos particles, which caused individuals to contract mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other diseases. Many of the manufacturers of asbestos products knew of the risks of asbestos but continued to manufacture and sell the products despite the risk.