Mesothelioma Lawsuit: $7 Million Verdict in Asbestos Death Case
A Mesothelioma lawsuit ended with a Pennsylvania jury awarding $7 million to the family of a worker who died in 2006 due to asbestos exposure. The 68-year-old man, diagnosed with Mesothelioma about six months prior to his death, worked as a union contractor in a Koopers building and at two other job sites, all three of which contained asbestos.
The Pennsylvania jury returning the verdict found Koopers Company Incorporated, which knew about the asbestos danger but failed to provide warnings to individuals who might be exposed, responsible for a majority of the damages.
The Koopers building, where the Mesothelioma victim worked for about seven years off and on beginning in 1968, had been owned by Koopers Holding Inc. Downtown before it was purchased in 1988 by Beazer PLC. Beazer Dravo Corporation and Fisher Scientific International Inc., both of which employed the asbestos victim, are each responsible for 10 percent of the damages and Koopers must pay 40 percent, according to the jury verdict. The rest of the damages are to be split among other defendants, including asbestos product manufacturers and sellers.