A Tennessee jury this week agreed that mesothelioma caused the death of Wayne Jackson, who worked as a pipefitter for over twenty years. Airborne particles containing microscopic asbestos fibers can become embedded in the lungs, causing serious lung diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. The fibrous mineral with heat and chemical resistance properties was used widely before most asbestos-containing products were banned in 1989. Pipefitters like Mr. Jackson remain at risk because of the long period required for asbestos-related diseases to develop. Others who may have been exposed include those who work with roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper and cement products, textiles, coatings, and friction products such as automobile clutch, brake and transmission parts.
The jury found that Mr. Jackson was exposed to asbestos that the defendant manufactured or sold and awarded a $1.4 million verdict. Attorneys for the surviving wife and family called it a “milestone victory for asbestos victims.”
The Law Office of Dane E. Johnson welcomes inquiries about mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, or any asbestos exposure or injury. We will be happy to answer your questions with no fee for a consultation and no obligation of any kind. Please use our contact form or call Portland, Oregon personal injury lawyer Dane Johnson directly at (503) 975-8298.