Deceased woman’s family awarded over two-million dollars in asbestos case.
(Bloomberg, Illinois) Mesothelioma Cancer News – A jury awarded the family of a deceased woman over $2 million in damages due to asbestos exposure. As reported by Pantagraph.com, the jury awarded the sum to the family of Juanita Rodarmel, who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos fibers contained on the clothing of her first husband, who worked for what was then Union Asbestos & Rubber Company.
Rodarmel reportedly became exposed to asbestos through laundering her husband’s clothing during his employment at the factory in the 1950s. Rodarmel’s family attorneys alleged in the lawsuit that the company, later named UNARCO Industries Inc., conspired with others to hide information pertaining to asbestos dangers, and failed to warn plant workers and customers about the risks.
As noted in the report, the jury took three days to deliberate, following a three-week long trial to return their verdict.
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