A Mississippi man was recently awarded $322 million in an asbestos lawsuit filed against Chevron Phillips Chemical and Union Carbide Corp. According to the lawsuit, the worker was exposed to asbestos while mixing drilling additive which was later sold by the defendants.
The plantiff worked for the companies from 1979 through the mid 1980’s. During his time mixing drilling mud in oilfields, he inhaled asbestos on a daily basis. The exposure to asbestos led the worker to develop an asbestos-related lung condition.
The lawsuit accused the defendants of not providing the sufficient warnings to employees and producing a defectively designed product. Sources say that this may be the largest verdict in an asbestos lawsuit in U.S. history for a single plantiff.
If you or someone you love has developed an asbestos-related disease after being exposed to asbestos on the job, contact the Asbestos-related disease lawyers of Williams Kherkher LLP at 800-781-3955 and let us help you win the compensation you deserve.