A jury awarded the family of a deceased Bloomington woman more than $2 million last month in a lawsuit related to her exposure to asbestos. The decedent contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos when she laundered the clothing of her husband, a worker at the former Union Asbestos & Rubber Company. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the woman’s family members. The husband had worked at the Bloomington plant, later called UNARCO Industries Inc., during the 1950s.
The jury also awarded $100,000 in punitive damages against Pneumo Abex, LLC and $400,000 against Honeywell International, Inc. It was contended that the two companies conspired with other firms, including UNARCO, Johns-Manville, Raybestos-Manhattan, Owens-Illinois, Owens Corning and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to suppress information about the hazards of asbestos. If in fact those firms jointly agreed not to warn employees and customers about those dangers, punitive damages were certainly justified. James Wylder and Lisa Crowin, lawyers from Bloomington, Illinois, represented the family and did a very good job.
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