Former Drywaller Awarded $1.8 Million for Exposure to Calidria-Containing Product

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida jury has awarded $1. 8 million to a 52-year-old drywall worker in what is believed to be the first case in which damages have been assessed against Union Carbide for exposure to the company's Calidria product. Lagueux v. Union Carbide Corp., No. 01-10781 (Fla. Cir. Ct., Broward Cty.).

The Broward County Circuit Court jury deliberated three hours Dec. 4 before returning with the verdict, which included $36,000 for past suffering and $1.76 million for anticipated future pain and suffering. Union Carbide had offered $1,500 to settle the case, according to a statement issued by …


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