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Widow of Oil Field Consultant Awarded $1.2M in Asbestos-Exposure Case

This is a settlement for the Asbestos Mesothelioma lawsuit.

A jury has awarded the widow of Danny Puckett, an industrial engineer and oil field consultant, $1.2 million for asbestos exposure from 1975 to 1980 that lead to his malignant asbestos mesothelioma, a terminal illness that often claims its victims within 12 to 18 months of diagnosis.

The verdict, handed down on Monday, October 5, 2009, represents the first known asbestos drilling mud additive verdict in Texas. Montello, Inc. and union Carbide - the only remaining defendants at trial - were each assessed 15-percent liability of the $1.2 million award for causing Mr. Puckett's mesothelioma.

Mr. Puckett started his own oil field consulting practice in the late 1990s and had planned on continuing to work well into his 60s. He was diagnosd with malignant mesothelioma in October 2008. He fought the disease for six months. Mr. Puckett leaves behind his wife of 23 years. He was 59-years-old.

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Published on Oct-8-09


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