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Judge tosses out largest asbestos verdict

A Mississippi judge has tossed out the largest asbestos lawsuit in U.S. history after it was found that the victim’s parents were involved in a similar lawsuit against the some of the same companies.

The case involved  a man that claimed he developed asbestosis as a result of inhaling asbestos particles while working a mud compound that was made and sold  by Union Carbide Corporation and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. The man needs oxygen at all times as a result of the asbestosis and he was awarded $300 million in punitive damages and another $22 million in other damages.

After this trial, that the plaintiff’s father has filed two asbestos suits, one that was still pending and his mother and father already settled asbestos claims against the Union Carbide Corporation.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma as a result and you have a questions regarding the either, contact us or visit our site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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