The widow of a man who died from the asbestos cancer known as mesothelioma has been awarded over one million dollars in compensation. A Texas jury awarded $1.2 million to the woman, whose engineer husband died following exposure to asbestos.
According to reports, Danny Puckett worked with additives to drilling lubricants, and these additives contained asbestos, which led to his exposure. He worked for the Dowell Company between 1975 and 1985. He died earlier this year from the malignant mesothelioma.
In part of the trial Mr Puckett was able to testify, and confirmed that he had been exposed to asbestos laden cement dust on a regular basis. The lawsuit was filed against a number of companies with the complaint stating that the asbestos in the additives caused his exposure and subsequent cancer.
Only two of the defendant companies were found liable at the trial, and this was Montello, Inc., and Union Carbide. Other companies that had been named as part of the complaint were dismissed from the lawsuit.

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