Just recently, a jury in Buffalo, New York awarded a former laboratory chemist $2.5 million in damages. The former chemist sued Ford for exposure to asbestos, which caused him to suffer from mesothelioma. The lawsuit claims that the man was exposed to asbestos while working with a Friction Assessment Screening Test machine manufactured by Ford. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Lawyer, I can attest that asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits have been unfortunately common in the past. Asbestos cases have been around for a long time and there have been hundreds of thousands of lawsuits regarding this issue.
The lawsuit alleged that while using the machine mentioned above to grind down substances, that the chemist was exposed to asbestos. Moreover, the plaintiff’s lawyers claimed that there were no warnings about asbestos on the machine. As a Fort Lauderdale Injury Attorney, it is unfortunate to continue to hear about asbestos cases, since so many people have already been affected. It is truly unfortunate how many people have suffered severe illnesses from asbestos and ultimately mesothelioma.
The jury found that Ford was 15% responsible for the chemist’s exposure to asbestos, meaning that the rest of his exposure could be attributed to other companies’ products or work conditions. From the perspective of a Fort Lauderdale Accident Lawyer, it is unfortunate that is case had to go to trial, when so many of this man’s other lawsuits were settled before they reached court. Settling outside of court could have saved both parties a considerable amount of time and money.
The Schulman Law Group is a personal injury law firm located in Weston, Florida that is committed to representing personal injury victims, including victims of Fort Lauderdale, Florida product liability accidents. Please visit our website at www.schulaw.com. For a free consultation, please call us at (877) LAW-0444 or email us.