Abestos Plaintiff Gets Undisclosed Settlement At Jury Selection
Editor: Brandon West
Profession: Brayton Purcell LLP
December 04, 2006
By Brandon Smith
Category: Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Plaintiff that suffered from mesothelioma as a result of constant exposure to asbestos recently settled her case during the second day of jury selection. The asbestos plaintiff, Joyce Applequist, filed suit against Bondex and Georgia Pacific, alleging among other things, the she:
was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from products she was working with or around.The amounts of the settlement remain confidential as is usually the case with these type claims. As noted in the referenced article however many asbestos claims result in hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars for those adversely affected by its exposure.
According to the Madison St. Clair Record:
"The defendants knew of or should have known that the asbestos fibers contained in their products had a toxic, poisonous, and highly deleterious effect upon the health of people inhaling, ingesting, or otherwise absorbing them," Applequist's complaint stated.
Applequist alleged the defendants were guilty of willful and wanton misconduct. She claimed she has had to undergo costly medical treatment and that she suffers great physical pain and mental anguish as a result of her asbestos exposure.
She alleged that the defendants included asbestos in their products even when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide any or adequate instructions concerning the safe methods of working with and around asbestos.
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