A Philadelphia jury has awarded $25.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages in an asbestos suit. In two cases, consolidated with the other in a reverse-bifurcated trial, the jury established potential damages of $12.6 million, but the two cases settled before the liability phase. All three cases involved deaths from malignant mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer. A plaintiffs attorney said this is the first time in 20 years that he has seen a local jury award punitives in an asbestos case.
Philadelphia Jury Awards $25.2 Million in Asbestos Case
The Legal Intelligencer
March 20, 2008