Jury Finds for Georgia-Pacific, Supplier in Take-Home Meso Case
March 22, 2007
EDMONTON, Ky. - A jury in Kentucky has found Georgia-Pacific and a supplier of the company's joint compound product not liable for causing a 70-year-old woman's mesothelioma, which was allegedly caused in part by exposure to asbestos dust brought home on her husband's clothing. Irwin v. General Motors Corp., et al., No. 06-CI-00056 (Ky. Cir. Ct., Metcalfe Cty.)
Metcalfe County Circuit Court jurors returned the defense verdict Feb. 23 after Georgia-Pacific maintained that it did not make the joint compound used by Mary Katherine Irwin's husband during the time he allegedly worked with asbestos-containing product.
Irwin's husband was employed as …