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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Largest Verdict in US Asbestos History $322 Million Awarded by a Jury

A Mississippi jury has awarded a worker injured by asbestos $322 Million last week. This is the largest single asbestos award in the history.

The worker filed claims against Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem and Carbide Corporation. He was employed in the oil fields in 1979 (at age 16) and mid 1980's and exposed to asbestos fiber. The worker was diagnosed with asbestosis, a progressive lung disease, caused by the exposure to asbestos fiber. 


Asbestos, for decades, has been linked to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma remains an incurable and fatal disease. Asbestos is one of the modern world’s most historic occupational medical disasters. Not only is it well documented, it continues not to be banned in the US.

For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman  1.973.696.7900  jon@gelmans.com have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered asbestos related disease.


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