Oregon Jury Awards Nearly $4 Million to Family Members of Insulation Worker

PORTLAND, Ore. –– An Oregon jury has awarded $3.96 million to the surviving family members of a former insulation worker who allegedly developed malignant mesothelioma after years of exposure to asbestos-containing products present at paper mills.

The Oregon Circuit Court for Multnomah County jury reached the verdict on Dec. 18. Judge Karin Immergut presided over the nine-day trial, which ended after eight hours of jury deliberations.

The plaintiffs contended that Robert J. Golik was exposed to amosite asbestos while employed as an insulation helper at Pacific Northwest paper mills operated by defendants Weyerhaeuser Company, Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LLC, and Longview …


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