STORY FROM: Asbestos
Calif. Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for Union Carbide in Case Brought by Asbestos Plaintiff Expert
September 9, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. –– A jury has reached a defense verdict for Union Carbide in a case brought by a doctor who has testified for asbestos plaintiffs and who claimed that renovations at the hospital in which he worked exposed him to asbestos-containing joint compound.
The California Superior Court for Alameda County jury reached the verdict on July 12 after two days of deliberations. Judge Jo-Lynne Q. Lee presided over the trial.
During construction and remodeling projects at the Northridge Hospital from 1975 to 1994, Dr. Richard Luros was exposed to asbestos-containing tape joint compounds in a bystander capacity, the ...