Monday, May 9, 2011

Record breaking verdict in asbestos exposure case

A Mississippi jury has awarded $322 million in damages for pain and suffering, future medical expenses and punitive damages to a former oil worker diagnosed with asbestosis, in what is believed to be the largest verdict for an asbestos suit in U.S. history.

According to the story in, one of the major issues during the trial was Brown’s literacy and whether the companies were responsible for workers who were unable to read understanding warning labels and signs. Brown was 16 when he began working in the oil fields and was illiterate.  Go here for the full story.

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