Three women who lost their husbands to asbestos diseases have been awarded a total of five and a half million dollars. The three men that died had worked at the Union Asbestos and Rubber Co. in the 1950s and 1960s, and it is alleged that this is where they were exposed to the potentially deadly carcinogenic, asbestos.
According to the complaint the three men were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis whilst working at the company. The jury found that the company had conspired to hide the dangers of exposure to asbestos from its employees, putting them at risk of contracting potentially fatal diseases.
The trial lasted nearly three weeks, but the jury needed only a few hours to reach a decision with regards to the outcome, and awarded the multi-million dollar sum to the three widows for the wrongful death of their husbands.
Asbestos was once widely used in a wide range of industries, but it is now known that it is a highly dangerous carcinogenic that can lead to a variety of serious problems including mesothelioma, which is asbestos cancer.