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Painter Diagnosed with Asbestos Mesothelioma Awarded $8.5M


This is a settlement for the Asbestos Mesothelioma lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A painter who was recently diagnosed with terminal asbestos mesothelioma caused by his exposure to asbestos-laiden products, has been awarded $8.5 million in settlement of his asbestos lawsuit.

Bernard Steffen alleged that while working as a commercial painter and handyman he was exposed to products including stucco, molding and construction materials that contain asbestos. In his suit he named as defendants the many manufacturers of the products, claiming that they knew of the dangers associated with their products yet failed to provide appropriate warnings.

The named defendants who went to court were cement maker CalPortland Co., molding material maker Cytec Engineered Materials and product supplier Union Carbide,all of whom denied the allegations. The jury found CalPortland and Union Carbide each 10 percent liable; remaining liability was divided amongst defendants who were no longer in the case at trial. Cytec was found not liable.

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Published on Jul-27-11


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