The family of a woman that died from the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma has been awarded the sum of two million dollars by way of compensation by a McLean County jury. Leslie Corry from Illinois died from the asbestos related disease as a result of secondary exposure to the deadly carcinogenic.

Corry is said to have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibers as a result of washing the clothing of her first husband. He was formerly a worker at the Union Asbestos and Rubber Company, which is where he came into contact with the substance.

The two million dollars was awarded to Corry’s family last week, after the jury heard how she had been exposed to asbestos simply through washing the asbestos laden work clothes of her first husband years ago.

A number of defendant companies were named in the lawsuit, and this included Union Asbestos & Rubber Company, UNARCO Industries Inc., Pneumo Abex, LLC, Honeywell International, Inc., Johns-Manville, Raybestos-Manhattan, Owens-Illinois, Owens Corning and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

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