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Worker’s wife awarded $209M for asbestos-laced laundry

Like many women of her generation, 68-year-old Rhoda Evans took care of the home, did the cooking and cleaning, and tended to the family laundry, including washing her husband's work clothes during his twenty years at a pipe-cutting job. Years later, she learned those clothes - the ones she insisted he remove and shake out every night upon entering their home - contained microscopic asbestos fibers that will kill her.

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Jury awards $20M to worker’s grandchild in asbestos case

A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury on Friday awarded more than $20 million to a University of Maryland nursing professor who contracted mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos while washing the work clothes of her grandfather, an insulation worker, in ...

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Asbestos defendant can show other exposures

A product liability defendant should have been allowed to introduce evidence of other potential sources of asbestos that may have caused a worker’s fatal mesothelioma, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in granting a new trial.

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