Dow Hit With $9M Verdict In Asbestos Cancer Suit

Law360, New York (March 17, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A Texas jury on Wednesday ordered Dow Chemical Co. to pay $9 million to the family of an insulation installer, finding that his exposure to asbestos while working at a Dow refinery contributed to his death from cancer.

The verdict came down in the District Court of Dallas County for the 160th Judicial District after a trial that lasted more than a week. The man, Robert Henderson, installed new asbestos insulation in pipes at Dow's refinery in Freeport, Texas, in the late 1960s.

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