Jury Awards $10.6M To Asbestos Victim At NY Trial

By Emily Field (February 11, 2015, 1:37 PM EST) -- A New York jury on Tuesday awarded $10.55 million to the family of an Indiana man who died of mesothelioma from being exposed asbestos from talc mined and sold by R.T. Vanderbilt Inc, according to the family's lawyers.

The jury verdict of $10.55 million to Richard Chisholm's family is the largest in asbestos litigation history in upstate New York, according to Levy Konigsberg LLP.  The jury found that Chisholm, who died at the age of 52, was exposed to asbestos from Vanderbilt talc mined in Gouverneur, New York, the firm said.

Chrishom had been exposed to the talc during a summer...

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