Wash. Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for 3M Co. in Asbestos Case Involving Defendant’s Respirators

  • 3M Trial Brief
  • Motion for Judgment
  • Verdict Sheet

SEATTLE –– A Washington state jury has reached a defense verdict for 3M Co., rejecting claims that the company’s respirator failed to protect the plaintiff from exposure to asbestos fibers.

According to the Oct. 30 special verdict form, the Washington Superior Court for King County jury concluded that the 3M 8710 respirator was reasonably safe as designed, and contained adequate warnings or instructions.

And, while jurors found that 3M Co. was negligent, they concluded this negligence was not a proximate cause of injury or damage to the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs contended in their complaint that Larry Roemmich’s work as …


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