Goodyear Owes $18.6M For Tire Builder's Asbestos Death

By David McAfee (September 8, 2014, 8:17 PM EDT) -- A Dallas County jury on Friday awarded $18.6 million to the surviving family members of a deceased tire builder who was killed after being exposed to cancer-causing asbestos fibers at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. subsidiary's plant in Texas, according to court documents.

The jury held that Goodyear was grossly negligent in allowing tire builder Carl Rogers, who worked at the Goodyear unit's plant for 30 years prior to being diagnosed with mesothelioma, to be continually exposed to asbestos. The verdict included $2.7 million in non-economic damages, $900,000 in economic damages and $15 million in punitive damages, according to the...

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