An asbestos lawsuit in Missouri filed by a Jackson County Courthouse employee has settled for $10 million, the largest asbestos settlement in the history of the state.
According to The Associated Press, Nancy Lopez filed the asbestos lawsuit against the U.S. Engineering Co. for failing to take proper precautions to protect courthouse worker while handling asbestos. Lopez worked at the courthouse in Kansas City for 27 years. She developed mesothelioma cancer from her asbestos exposure and died from the disease in October 2010. The asbestos lawsuit settlement was awarded to her family late last month.
If you or a loved one experienced asbestos exposure and later developed mesothelioma, call an asbestos attorney at Sokolove Law today for a free consultation.