AOC Hit With $16M Asbestos Verdict Over Faulty Respirator

By Bonnie Eslinger (April 22, 2016, 11:06 PM EDT) -- A California jury on Friday ruled American Optical Corporation must pay a former machinist who developed incurable mesothelioma at least $16 million, along with possible punitive damages, finding the respiratory equipment manufacturer knew its product couldn't prevent dangerous asbestos exposure and hid that fact from purchasers....

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