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Brakes Man Diagnosed with Mesothelioma Awarded $17M

This is a settlement for the Asbestos Mesothelioma lawsuit.

Oakland, CA: A man diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma in January 2010 has been awarded $17,470,000 as settlement of his asbestos claim against ArvinMeritor, Carlisle and Pneumo Abex.

Plaintiff Gordon Bankhead, 66, worked as a parts man around heavy-duty vehicles from 1965 to 1999, handling brakes that contained asbestos. He worked mostly for Sea-Land Shipping Company in Oakland, where he regularly handled asbestos-containing brakes, and was present for the inspection, replacement, grinding and blowing out of asbestos-containing brakes. According to his complaint, these activities caused him to breathe asbestos dust.

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Published on Mar-31-11


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