$3.4 million won by Mesothelioma
In San Francisco, a family of a deceased member won $3 400
000 in a lengthy lawsuit.
The deceased family member was an employee of Advocate mines who went by the name of Mr. Richard
Worthley. Mr Worthley worked at the plant for ~24 years from where he was exposed to Asbestos.
In the year 2004, Richard was diagnosed with Mesothelioma
and the resulting lawsuit was filed against the 'Mines' for negligence, failure to warn workers and product
liability which were in direct conflict with asbestos exposure between the 1960's and
Where Richard worked all them years in jobs such as
painting, production planning etc, the family state that he was breathing in all the harmful fibres which
later developed to cancer.
The claim itself is justified that Advocate mines should
have warned their workers of the potential dangers of Asbestos which 'were' defined in the year 1963, thus
providing more accurate safety precautions.
From the Jury's decision, the family was awarded $3.4
million, which later resulted in the plant filing for bankruptcy leading to its close in the year
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