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Maryland Jury Awards $8.1 Million in Bystander Asbestos Exposure Suit

BALTIMORE –– A Maryland jury has awarded just over $8 million to a plaintiff who contended that he was exposed to asbestos when those near him applied and sanded joint compound, sources told HarrisMartin.

The Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City jury reached the verdict on April 29. Judge Pamela L. North presided over the trial.

Plaintiff Patrick Rossello contended during trial that he was exposed to asbestos-containing dust in a bystander capacity; he specifically said that he was in the vicinity of employees of Lloyd E. Mitchell Inc. who were applying and sanding Georgia-Pacific Ready Mix joint compound.


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