Los Angeles Jury Awards $7M In Asbestos Mesothelioma Case

Law360, New York (October 26, 2016, 10:00 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles jury has awarded $7 million to a man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma and his wife of 50 years, finding former manufacturer of asbestos-containing products Rich-Tex Inc. partially liable for his illness, the plaintiffs' attorneys said Wednesday.

Rich-Tex was found to be 25 percent responsible for the mesothelioma developed by plaintiff Peter LaMonica, jurors found Monday, according to the law firm Waters Kraus & Paul. Jurors found that LaMonica, of Santa Rosa, California, was exposed to the asbestos contained in Rich-Tex's joint compound, a product used with drywall, and that the company should have known the product was...

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