Foster Wheeler On Hook For $2.25M Asbestos Award

By Y. Peter Kang (May 22, 2019, 10:51 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana appellate panel on Wednesday upheld a $2.25 million award in a suit accusing engineering firm Foster Wheeler and others of subjecting a woman to secondhand asbestos exposure that caused her cancer, saying the verdict was supported by the evidence.

A three-judge Court of Appeal panel affirmed a jury verdict in favor of Lynda Berry in a suit accusing Foster Wheeler LLC, asbestos supplier J. Graves Insulation Co. and several other companies of causing her mesothelioma, which resulted from decades of inhaling asbestos fibers her paper mill worker husband brought home on his clothes, which she handled and washed daily....

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