What Our Clients Say
"Disclaimer: George & Farinas client’s statements and stories
are for informational purposes only, and though we are proud of our record,
each legal issue and lawsuit or claim contain their own unique merits.
Past performance does not guarantee future results.”
"On September 28, 2016, a unanimous panel of the Indiana Court of
Appeals ruled in favor of George & Farinas clients Larry and Loa Myers.
At issue was what duties, if any, premise owners owe to contractors injured
on their property.
Larry was an electrician exposed to asbestos at various jobsites in Northern
Indiana. After Larry was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a terminal cancer
caused by asbestos, the Myers filed a lawsuit alleging certain premises
owners and manufacturers of asbestos products were responsible for Larry’s
asbestos exposures. The Myers filed claims against the premises owners
stating that they owed a duty to Larry because; (1) their employees exposed
Larry to asbestos, (2) other independent contractors hired by the property
owners exposed Larry to asbestos, and (3) their properties presented a
dangerous condition due to the asbestos already present in the facilities
to which Larry was exposed.
The Court of Appeals found all three arguments were valid under Indiana
law. It held Premise Owners are responsible for the negligence of their
employees. It also ruled a Premise Owner can be liable for a contractor’s
negligence, when that contractor’s work is likely to cause injury
unless due precautions are taken. Finally, the Court of Appeals found
that because Larry was not hired to address the companies’ asbestos
issues, the Myers had asserted a valid claim for the dangerous conditions
on their premises.
The premises owners who were part of the Appeal now have the right to ask
the Indiana Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals’ opinion.
Should the Supreme Court decline to do so, the Court of Appeals Order
will be binding law in Indiana and will serve to protect contractors working
on Indiana jobsites where they are exposed to asbestos."
-Todd Barns, George & Farinas, LLP, regarding Indiana Court of Appeals Decision,
September 28, 2016
"After years of work on this issue, it is with great pride in all
of those involved that we can finally say -- you can sue the manufacturers
of the deadly products that kill our clients once again in Indiana. On
March 2, 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court held 3-2 that the IPLA Statute
of Repose is unconstitutional where an inherently dangerous product causes
disease that cannot be diagnosed within the 10 year repose period. This
is a monumental decision for asbestos cases and other toxic torts in IN.
Our firm never stopped fighting for the rights of our clients or the thousands of others in Indiana who are still being exposed to asbestos today. Giving up and
abandoning Indiana would have been the easy thing to do and we chose not
to take the easy road. All of us at George & Farinas want to thank
our clients, the Geyman and Myers families, for trusting in us and believing
in our ability to represent them through the Appeal. Never losing sight
of their importance kept us focused on the end goal and pushed all of
us to always do more."
-Linda George & Kathy Farinas, George & Farinas, LLP, regarding Indiana Supreme Court Decision, March 2, 2016
“George and Farinas has never let me down. They keep me informed,
they are in constant contact and they never failed to be there when I
need them. They continually updated me of the cases. Whether it was to
a deposition or meetings Kathy [Farinas] sat next to me never failing
to have my best interest at heart and what I wanted to seek justice for....
Families suffer every day because of this evil disease. If there’s
a way to make that journey less painful, it’s George and Farinas
I choose to be my navigator and receive that justice that my family is
- Deb, Bloomington, IN, daughter & sister of asbestos disease clients
“Losing a loved one is hard enough and George & Farinas stood
by my side through it all. They saw justice was served. I would not have
trusted any other firm to do it.”
- John, Henderson, KY, husband of mesothelioma client
“My husband and I met Linda [George] about nine years ago. My husband
had been diagnosed with mesothelioma but was hesitant in pursuing legal
action. We decided to trust [Linda] and [Kathy] and never regretted it.
Their thorough research and actions resulted in compensation much higher
than anticipated. They and their staff always treated my husband with
honor and respect. Their attendance at his funeral was greatly appreciated....I
miss my husband so much and believe if not for this insidious illness
he would have been with us much longer. Whenever compensation for his
disease is received, I feel he is watching over me. I count my blessings.
Including meeting and being associated with George & Farinas.
- Mary, Madison, IN, wife of mesothelioma client
“[Despite] the fact we were in Evansville and they are in Indianapolis,
they were very helpful accommodating our trips to Indy. I would highly
recommend George & Farinas to anyone needing legal help, especially
with Mesothelioma lawsuits.”
- Harold, Evansville, IN, father of mesothelioma client
“When I found out I had asbestos related injuries, I called my union
representative. They gave me the name of George & Farinas. I could
not ever ask for any better help and information I have received. They
are the best!
New Richmond, OH, asbestos disease client