CORRECTED: John Crane Hit With $1.4M Verdict In Asbestos Death Trial

By Jody Godoy (July 28, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A New York jury has awarded $1.42 million to the widow of a man who died of mesothelioma in an asbestos exposure suit against John Crane Inc., which the company says will be offset by medical bill payments and settlements.

After a nine-day trial in Erie County court, Janet Voelker prevailed Thursday on her claims against John Crane, the remaining defendant out of more than 50 companies she and her husband, William Voelker, initially sued after he was diagnosed with the fatal lung cancer in 2013. Following her husbands death four months after his diagnosis, Voelker added wrongful death claims to...

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