It should be noted that court documents indicate Saldibar had significant exposure to asbestos through his time in the Navy and various years when he installed asbestos insulation in boilers. Of the original 55 defendants, all except TCNA settled or were dismissed before the trial began.
Eric Astrachan, the Executive Director of TCNA, stated that he was "surprised and disappointed" by the jury's decisionto hold it responsible for a product it never made. TCNA has asked the Connecticut Court to set aside the jury's verdict. TCNA is a non-profit trade association responsible for the development of national and international standards. It is not a product manufacturer or distributor.