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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Wife Exposed to Asbestos Washing Clothes Wins $27 Million

A worker’s wife who developed mesothelioma from second-hand asbestos exposure won a $27 million jury award. For several years in the 1950s, Martin Gregg worked as an insulation installer handling Kaylo brand insulation products. All those years, his wife, Rose-Marie, shook out and washed her husband’s clothes. At 82, Rose-Marie now suffers from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung’s lining that is caused by asbestos exposure. The couple sued Owens-Illinois, the maker of Kaylo products. Their attorney, Joseph D. Satterley, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Abbott Labs Ordered to Pay $2.2M for Risky Arthritis Drug

A jury has ordered the maker of the popular arthritis drug Humira to pay $2.24 million for not warning doctors about a life-threatening side effect. Delores Tietz, of Manda, N.D., was prescribed Humira for rheumatoid arthritis in October 2009 and took it for almost seven months before feeling flu-like symptoms including chest pains and fever. Her symptoms were not treated for weeks until doctors finally diagnosed her illness as histoplasmosis, a severe fungal infection that can be fatal if untreated. …

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Court Overturns $6.5M Verdict In First Actos Trial

Soon after a jury awarded $6.5 million to a California man who claimed the diabetes drug Actos caused him to develop bladder cancer, a court erased the verdict. Jack Cooper , 79, on April 26 won the award against Actos maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals. His lawyer, Michael Miller, had asked to speed up the trial schedule because Cooper’s bladder cancer had metastasized. Cooper, a former cable-splicer for Pacific Bell Telephone Co., is a borderline diabetic and had taken the drug for five …

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Yamaha Must Pay $3.3M for Selling Dangerous Rhino

Rhino-maker Yamaha Motor Corporation must pay $3.3 million for an unsafe 660 UTV vehicle that overturned and crushed its driver. Jackie McMahon, of Pensacola, Fla., was driving the four-wheeler on a family farm in Alabama when she tried to make a right turn and the vehicle overturned on top of her, causing serious injuries to her limbs. She first filed suit in 2010, arguing unsuccessfully that the product was defectively designed. After losing the case she filed an appeal, and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
$32.8M Award Upheld for Bad Tire That Caused Fatal Rollover

A $32.8 million verdict has been upheld against Cooper Tire for making and selling a defective tire that caused the driver of a van full of refugees to lose control near Bondurant, Iowa, and overturn several times, killing one woman and paralyzing another. Alfred Lang was driving a van carrying six passengers. The seven were refugees from Sudan who were sponsored by church organizations to immigrate here and were carpooling to work at a meatpacking plant in nearby Marshalltown. The left …

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