An Oklahoma man has been awarded $6 million in damages in a lawsuit filed against multiple companies that made products containing asbestos. The man alleged that he developed malignant mesothelioma as a result of decades of workplace exposure to these asbestos products. Affected parties are pursuing claims for compensation against other manufacturers of dangerous products with the assistance of an Oklahoma product liability lawyer.
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.
Lawsuit: Manufactures Were Aware That Products Containing Asbestos Were Dangerous
A jury has awarded $6 million to an Oklahoma man who spent years working with products containing asbestos and subsequently developed malignant mesothelioma. According to The Oklahoman, the man’s lawsuit alleged that the makers of these products were aware of the health risks associated with asbestos for decades. The lawsuit also held that, given this knowledge, the companies were allegedly negligent in supplying products containing asbestos.
The plaintiff was exposed to asbestos at various points between 1970 and the early 1990s, according to the lawsuit. He suffered secondary exposure from his father, who worked in home construction and remodeling. The plaintiff also directly used various products that contained asbestos while working at home construction sites, rental properties and an auto repair shop.
The jury in this case declined to award punitive damages in their June 2015 decision. However, the man did receive compensation for his medical costs and lingering physical disablement, in addition to damages for pain and mental anguish, the website reported.
An Oklahoma Product Liability Lawyer Can Help Injured Parties
Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace. If this duty is breached, injured employees may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and suffering
If an employee dies due to an unsafe work condition, 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, in unsafe work environments are encouraged to seek the advice of an Oklahoma product liability lawyer to determine their rights to compensation.
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If you or a loved one were diagnosed with 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 [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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