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La. Jury Awards $5.475 Million at Conclusion of Asbestos Trial Against Main Iron Works

NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana jury has awarded asbestos plaintiffs nearly $5.5 million at the conclusion of a mesothelioma trial, accepting the plaintiff’s claims that the decedent was exposed to asbestos-containing products while working as an insulator.

The Louisiana Civil District Court for Orleans Parish jury reached the verdict on Oct. 23 after a six-day trial and several hours of deliberations. Judge Paulette Irons presided over the trial.

Donald Foret’s widow and sons brought the claims, contending that Donald was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma as a result of his work with asbestos-containing products he encountered while working as an ...

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