Over the past two decades, several clinical trials and studies have concluded that asbestos exposure may increase an individual’s risk of developing mesothelioma. This research has resulted in the filing numerous mesothelioma lawsuits across the U.S. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana to learn more about filing a Louisiana asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit and seeking compensation for your condition.
Settlement Reached in Louisiana Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
In December 2013, a jury found in favor of a woman who had filed a Louisiana asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit after allegedly receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis after apparent exposure to asbestos. Mary Morvan, resident of New Orleans, filed the claim, alleging that she was diagnosed in October 2012 with mesothelioma after she was exposed to asbestos while working as a surgical nurse.
The plaintiff brought the Louisiana asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit against the alleged installers, suppliers and manufacturers of the products to which she had been exposed. A Canadian asbestos fiber manufacturer and miner, Asbestos Corporation Limited (ACL), was named as a defendant as well as Burmaster Land & Development, LLC., Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., Taylor-Seidenbach, McCarty Corporation and Eagle, Inc.
The $6,420,467 verdict in the Louisiana asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit was awarded to the plaintiff after a seven-day trial. The jury concluded that the plaintiff had, in fact been exposed to asbestos that ACL provided to a local plant.
In another case tried in December 2013, the family of a man who allegedly passed away from asbestos disease was awarded an $8.6 million. According to the surviving family members, the man had worked in a refinery that used Mundet, a thermal insulation product, and had contracted mesothelioma from exposure to the dust generated by the product.
After a 17-day-trial, a Los Angeles, California jury awarded the plaintiffs with $3.6 million in punitive damages and $5 million in non-economic and economic damages. The verdict came after the family lost the initial case in 2007. However, the family appealed and the case remanded for a jury trial. The only defendant in this lawsuit, Crown, Cork & Seal (CCS), was to be held solely responsible for the punitive damages and 30 percent responsible for the compensatory amount.
Litigation Surrounding Claims
The recent Louisiana asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit verdict was just one of many claims that have been filed across the U.S. However, one of the biggest discussion in these claims is how much liability manufacturers should assume in terms of determining the total amount of the settlements. Plaintiffs filing claims allege that many companies had prior knowledge of the severe side effects of asbestos exposure before the U.S. government regulations were created.
Considering Filing a Louisiana Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
If you have been injured from asbestos or have questions about filing your own Louisiana asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today. We will answer your questions to the best of our ability and help you to determine if you have a valid claim. Should we find that you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries, we will connect you with one of our affiliated attorneys who will handle your Louisiana asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit and inform you of your legal rights.