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Miss. Jury Awards $1 Million to Asbestos Plaintiff in Case Against Union Carbide
February 29, 2016
FAYETTE, Miss. –– A Mississippi jury has awarded just over $1 million to an asbestos plaintiff, accepting the plaintiff’s claims that exposure to Union Carbide’s Visbestos and Super Visbestos in viscosifiers led him to develop asbestosis.
The Mississippi Circuit Court for Jefferson County jury reached the verdict on Feb. 24, sources said. Union Carbide with the lone remaining defendant at the time of the verdict; Judge Lamar Pickard presided over the trial.
The jury broke down its award into $36,000 in economic damages for future medical expenses; $800,000 in non-economic damages; and $200,000 in punitive damages. According to the ...