Illinois Jury Finds for Defendants in Mesothelioma Case
November 21, 2001
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - A jury has returned a verdict in favor of all defendants in a mesothelioma case after concluding that exposure to products manufactured by the defendants was not a factor in plaintiff's husband's illness and subsequent death. Wakeland v. Garlock Inc., et al., No. (Illinois Cir. Ct., St. Clair Cty.).
The jury's Nov. 1 decision was likely swayed by evidence that the decedent was exposed to asbestos while he was in the Navy, according to sources.
Plaintiff Marian Wakeland sued several companies for the wrongful death of her husband, Fred R. Wakeland, who died of mesothelioma at age …