STORY FROM: Asbestos
Bexar County Jury Awards $3.6 Million in Lung Cancer Case
March 1, 2001
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A Texas jury has awarded the wife of an iron plant worker $3.6 million in damages for her husband's alleged exposure to asbestos. Mendoza v. AC&S, No. 99-CI00465 (Texas Dist. Ct., Bexar Cty.).
The verdict, entered against AC&S, was handed up Feb. 14 in Bexar County and includes an award of $1.8 million in punitive damages to Virginia Mendoza, whose husband died of lung cancer after working 15 years at a General Motors plant in Michigan.
Mendoza alleged that between 1967 and 1982, her husband, George, was exposed to asbestos-containing insulation at the Michigan plant