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Worker’s wife awarded $208.8 million 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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More personal injury litigation highlights of 2010

In addition to a wide array of drug litigation, 2010 brought verdicts and settlements involving a number of other products, including Toyota vehicles, asbestos and tobacco. Here is a look at some of the highlights from the year just past.

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