Asbestos Lawsuit Awarded One Family $13Million
Although most people now know the dangers posed by asbestos, this was not always the case. Because cancers and other diseases caused by asbestos can take decades to appear. Due to that, new lawsuits are still being filed, years after asbestos stopped being used in consumer and industrial products.
They Tried To Hide…
Half Hearted Compliance
The jurors were also likely influenced by evidence showing that GP had tried to hide the dangers of asbestos from its consumers. The evidence revealed GP had only half-heartedly complied with federal warning requirements. In fact, it had continued to sell the joint compound right up to the moment it was banned. Internal company documents noted that GP’s competitors were losing money. The documents attributed it to them pulling their products that similarly contained Asbestos before they were required to do so.
Disturbed by Georgia-Pacific’s lack of concern for those who used its defective products and its excessive concern for the bottom line. The jury consequently returned a verdict of more than $13 million for Mr. Jones’ family.