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Couple receives over $200 million in asbestos case

A California jury awarded a couple $208 million in an mesothelioma verdict. The wife, was diagnosed with mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos on her husband’s clothing.

Her husband worked for Los Angeles Department of Power and Water where he was exposed to asbestos while cutting cement water pipes that were made of asbestos cement. After cutting these pipes, asbestos-containing product released carcinogenic fibers into the air. The fibers were released, inhaled and the man’s wife was exposed to these fibers when washing her husband’s clothes.

The jury awarded the couple with $200 million in punitive damages and $8 million in compensatory damages. The manufacturer of the asbestos-containing cement pipe was assigned 70 percent of the liability in this case.

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Asbestos removal to be done at Rhode Island community center

A community center in Rhode Island has finally received a long-awaited approval for a renovation. Before any construction can be done, asbestos material must be removed from the tiles in the floor.

The town council appropriated $118,000 to hire a company to remove the asbestos, upgrade the fire codes in the building and address handicap accessibility. Asbestos dust can be hazardous when breathed in, therefore making the area dangerous for renovations crews and people in the nearby proximity. An asbestos removal crew has been hired to follow the appropriate rules when removing the toxic materials and ensuring the safety of everyone around the center.

Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of developing the rare and aggressive form of lung cancer, mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos fibers and you would like to learn more, contact us or visit our site





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