Oklahoma asbestos mesothelioma lawyers note an Oklahoma jury has awarded $6 million in compensatory damages to a man who was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma following second-hand exposure to asbestos as a child, as well as having direct contact with asbestos when he was older.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma for more information. We can discuss your options in a free, no obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated asbestos mesothelioma lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Years of Asbestos Exposure
According to newsok.com the plaintiff was both directly and indirectly exposed to asbestos fibers. When the man was a child, his father worked as a homebuilder and remodeler. The suit alleges that his father brought home asbestos fibers on his clothing or in his hair. The man later worked with asbestos products as a contractor on rental properties and as an auto mechanic.
The Oklahoma man sued over a dozen companies in May 2015, for what he described as decades of negligent workplace exposure to asbestos according to the news report. The jury did not award any punitive damages but it did award $6 million against two of the companies. The plaintiff sued for damages related to pain, mental anguish, medical and hospital care and physical disability.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe and free of defects. If this duty is breached, people injured as a result of the defect or unreasonable danger may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and suffering
If an unsafe product kills a person, family members may be eligible to seek compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Loss of the deceased person’s economic support
- Mental anguish caused by the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
People injured, or the family members of those killed, by a dangerous product are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine their rights to compensation.
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If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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