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Louisiana Trial Court Judge Awards $7 Million at Conclusion of Asbestos Take-Home Exposure Trial

NATCHITOCHES, La. –– A Louisiana judge has awarded $7 million to the surviving family members of a woman who allegedly developed mesothelioma as a result of take-home asbestos exposure.

Hon. Lala B. Sylvester of the Louisiana 10th Judicial District Court reached the decision on April 29, sources said. Ingersoll-Rand was the lone remaining defendant at the time of the verdict.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Myra Williams, contending that she developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers brought home on her husband’s work clothing. Myra Williams regularly laundered the work clothing of her husband, ...

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