As of now, no cure exists for people who suffer from mesothelioma. The victims and their families will be forced to watch their loved ones grow weaker, and some may even die from the disease. The justice system can help victims in Minnesota and elsewhere fight back against companies who are believed to be negligent for not preventing asbestos exposure.
A man from another state believes that he finally received justice after filing a product liability complaint against more than 12 companies. The plaintiff had worked in home construction and alleges that the companies knowingly supplied asbestos-containing products . He asserts that the companies put the people who were using their products and their families at risk for asbestos-related illnesses.
Additionally, the plaintiff claims that he also had secondary asbestos exposure. He alleges that his father built homes and remodeled them in the 1970’s and 1980’s. During this time, he avers that he was also exposed to asbestos. Ultimately, the man was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 2012.
Out of the 12 the companies that were involved in the complaint, the jury found two of them guilty. The man was awarded $6 million for his claim. Although nothing can be done to change the past, Minnesota victims can turn to the court system for when they believe that they have been exposed to asbestos due to negligence. If they are successful in their cases, they may be awarded monetary damages to help ease their pain and suffering and to help cope with medical bills and other associated costs.
Source: newsok.com, “Jury awards Oklahoma man $6 million in asbestos lawsuit”, Richard Mize, June 12, 2015