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$1M Medical Expenses Award Reinstated In La. Asbestos Case

Law360 (May 10, 2019, 10:35 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana appeals court has reinstated a $1 million jury award for medical expenses as part of a nearly $3 million verdict in a suit accusing two shipping companies of causing an employee's cancer due to asbestos exposure, saying the award was supported by evidence.

A three-judge Court of Appeal panel on Wednesday reversed a trial judge's post-trial judgment that found a jury wrongly awarded future medical expenses to Jerry Craft in a suit accusing his former employers Crowley Marine Services Inc. and James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp. of negligently exposing Craft to asbestos during his 36-year career as a longshoreman,...

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