Jury Awards $1.2M To Oil Pipe Cleaners Over Radiation

Law360, New York (March 8, 2010, 5:58 PM EST) -- A Louisiana jury has awarded about $1.2 million to pipe cleaners who accused Exxon Mobil Corp. of exposing them to dangerous radiation, but declined to award the plaintiffs punitive damages or medical monitoring costs.

The jury in Jefferson Parish, La., issued its verdict Friday, finding that the 16 plaintiffs — who cleaned pipes used in oil production at now-defunct Exxon contractor Intracoastal Tubular Services Inc. — were owed damages for an increased risk of cancer.

All of the plaintiffs who went to trial were nonsymptomatic, though...
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