According to an article on mesothelioma at baltimoresun.com, a man was paid a $15.3 million award in an asbestos-related lawsuit:
A Baltimore jury ordered a sealant company yesterday to pay a 73-year-old man $15.3 million after determining that he developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing products made by the company, the plaintiff's lawyer said.
George J. Linkus worked at Key Highway Shipyard from 1952 to 1959, said his lawyer, David L. Palmer.
In 1954, Linkus moved to the machine shop and worked on lining valves using rope made by the defendant, John Crane Inc.
The jury found that the rope used by Linkus contained asbestos, Palmer said.
Mesothelioma is a cancer directly linked to asbestos. Yesterday's verdict concluded a three-week trial.
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