In a case of mesothelioma the California jury awarded a compensation of more than $17 million to a plaintiff. In the case it was found that the defendants intentionally failed to disclose asbestos hazards. The 66 year Gordon Bankhead and his wife, Emily filed a case against his firm in March 2010 after his positive diagnosis result for mesothelioma in January in the same year. According to the plaintiff, he got his disease from the asbestos exposure at his work place.
Bankhead worked at Sea-Land Shipping Company in Oakland, California where his duty was to repair heavy duty vehicles. His work was to inspect, replace, grind and blow out the asbestos containing brakes, this led to his asbestos exposure. Pneumo Abex and Carlisle produce brake linings and due to the nature of his duty Bankhead became a victim of mesothelioma. On October 25, 2010, evidence trial said that the company was aware of the harmful effects of asbestos exposure but they failed to provide warnings to its customers relating the harmful effects of asbestos. On December 22, 2010, an Oakland, California jury awarded Bankhead with $1.47 million for his economic losses and $1.5 million for his pain and suffering. $1 million was awarded to his wife for the lost of support and companionship of her husband. On January 6, 2011, two major punitive damage awards were announced for a total verdict of $17,470,000.
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