Asbestos Victim's Family Wins $3M From Mining Co.

By Sean McLernon (July 30, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT) -- The family of a man who died after 39 years of asbestos exposure in the workplace won a $2.86 million verdict in Delaware state court Friday as the jury found mining company RT Vanderbilt Co. 100 percent at fault for the victim's malignant cancer.

As part of his job responsibilities at Crane Plumbing Fixtures Factory, Michael Galliher used a talc powder contaminated with asbestos fibers from a New York mine owned and operated by RT Vanderbilt, according to the suit. Two years ago, Galliher succumbed to pleural mesothelioma, a rare deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, the complaint said.

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