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$2.4 Million Settlement Awarded in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Asbestos Mesothelioma lawsuit.

Bridgeport, CT: A $2.4 million settlement has just been awarded in an asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit brought by the family of Hannibal "cottie"Saldibar, a tile setter from New Haven, who died after contracting the asbestos-related cancer.

Saldibar, who was 84 when he died, worked as a tile setter for 30 years. He passed away in January 2010, just nine months after being diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma.

According to a report by the CT Post, a Superior Court jury deliberated about three hours Tuesday before finding the Tile Council of North America liable in Saldibar' death, and awarding his family $1.6 million. An additional $800,000 was then awarded in punitive damages.

Although it is a trade association, Tile Council of North America developed the asbestos-containing mortar used by tile setters for many years.

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Published on May-24-12


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