Surgical Nurse Awarded $6.4 Million in Asbestos Mesothelioma Suit

A Louisiana jury has awarded $6.4 million to a woman who was diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, which was manufactured and sold by Asbestos Corporation Ltd (ACL).

After a seven-day trial, a jury sitting in the Louisiana District Court, Parish of Orleans issued the $6,420,467 verdict in favor of Mary Morvant, of New Orleans. The jury found that Morvant was exposed to raw asbestos fiber supplied by ACL to a local plant, owned by Johns-Manville Marrero.

In addition to the Asbestos Corporation Limited, a Canadian asbestos fiber miner and manufacturer, the other named defendants and five Louisiana residents are: Eagle Inc., McCarty Corporation, Taylor-Seidenbach, Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., and Burmaster Land & Development, LLC.

Although very rare, mesothelioma is considered the most deadly of the asbestos-linked cancers because of its fast progression and resistance to standard treatments. Of the three types of cancer studied, only two subtypes; lung adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer) and glottis cancer  (a subtype of laryngeal cancer affecting the vocal chords), were associated with higher levels of prolonged asbestos exposure.

The average mesothelioma trial award is an estimated $2.4 million. The average mesothelioma settlement is between $1 million and $1.4 million and typically paid from multiple defendants. No two cases are alike. The majority of cases settle before trial.

If you or a loved one is a victim of asbestos mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys for more information at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).

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