La. Jury Awards $8.2 Million to Former Mechanic Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

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NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana jury has awarded a former mechanic who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma $8.2 million after determining that the defendants, including Ford Motor Co., knew or should have known of the health hazards posed by their asbestos-containing products.

In a June 30 verdict, the jury sitting in the Civil District Court for the Parish of New Orleans awarded Steven Aaron Sr. $1.25 million for past and future physical pain and suffering, $1.75 million for past and future mental anguish, $500,000 for past and future physical disability, $2.5 million for past and future loss of enjoyment of …


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