A Philadelphia jury awarded $7.2 million against nine companies whose products were allegedly used by a shipfitter whose estate claimed his exposure to the asbestos-containing products caused the man’s mesothelioma and death.

With eight of the nine defendants settling before or during trial, the sole defendant, RSCC Wire and Cable, will be on the hook for one-ninth of the award, or approximately $805,000, the plaintiff’s attorney, Lawrence Cohan of Anapol Schwartz, said.

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