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Mesothelioma victim’s family awarded nearly $3 million in asbestos suit

A jury in Delaware has recently awarded the family of a mesothelioma victim $2.86 million after their loved one died as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers.

According to the lawsuit, the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma in August 2010 when he was 62 years old. He passed away the following February.

Prior to his death, the man had worked at Crane Plumbing Fixtures Factory for nearly 4 decades, where he was often required to use talc powder that was contaminated with asbestos. The lawsuit alleged that the label on the talc powder did not sufficiently warn its users of the risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Expert testimony at the trial linked the man’s asbestos exposure to the talc powder, and the jury sided with his surviving family members. The amount awarded to the victim’s family is the largest asbestos verdict against a single defendant in Delaware in over ten years.

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Mesothelioma lawsuit results in $2.5 million settlement

A former chemist has been awarded $2.5 million in a mesothelioma lawsuit against Ford Motor Company.

The man accused Ford of having a machine that exposed workers to asbestos, a toxic material that is the primary cause for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

The man used the Friction Assessment Screening Test Machine, a machine manufactured by Ford, while he worked at Durez Plastics during the 1980s. The machine was used to grind down materials to check if they would be viable to be used for brakes. Many of the materials contained asbestos.

The lawsuit states that the machine carried no warning that could cause exposure to asbestos even though there were asbestos-related deaths associated with the machine since the 1970s. The man was diagnosed with mesothelioma and a court decided that Ford was 15 percent responsible for it. They were ordered to pay $2.5 million to the man.





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