Legal news for Tennessee asbestos attorneys. The spouse of a deceased pipefitter recovered a $1.4 million verdict.
Tennessee Asbestos lawyers alert- Hamilton County Circuit Court awarded a $1.4 million verdict to the wife of a pipefitter who died from Mesothelioma cancer.
Chattanooga, TN—A Hamilton County judge awarded a $1.4 million to the spouse of a former pipefitter who died of Mesothelioma cancer on Monday, September 21, 2009. The verdict was awarded against National Service Industries, who conducting business as North Brothers, as reported by ABC affiliate News Channel 9.
The case titled, Kenneth W. Jackson v. Breeding Insulation Company, Inc. et al., Hamilton County Circuit Court, Division 1, case no, 07C936, reached a decision on Monday after a seven day trial. The unanimous decision, which was reached after almost two days of deliberation, awarded Marian H. Jackson $1.4 million, who is the surviving spouse of Kenneth Jackson. From 1952-1986, Jackson worked as a pipefitter at Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga, where he was continuously exposed to asbestos-containing products. Some of the asbestos-containing products Jackson came into contact with were manufactured or sold by North Brothers. Asbestos is a known toxic material to humans. Primary and secondary exposure to asbestos and asbestos containing materials can cause respiratory illnesses and fatal diseases like Mesothelioma lung cancer. There is no known level of safe exposure to asbestos.
The court found that Mr. Jackson was exposed to the North Brother’s products, and their products caused or contributed to Jackson’s development of Mesothelioma cancer. The jury also discovered North Brothers sold defective products to the company Jackson worked for, Combustion Engineering. The other defendants, except for the North Brother’s, all settled with claimant, or were dismissed prior to the trial taking place.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Tennessee asbestos lawyers.