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Jury Awards $20 Million to Family of Worker Who Died from Asbestos Exposure

A Connecticut jury has delivered a $20 million verdict for the widow and family of John Peckham, who died in 2020 from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working with DAP “33” window glaze in the 1960s.

The two defendant manufacturers – Vanderbilt Minerals and DAP, Inc. – were each found 50% liable.

The $20 million is for compensatory damages; an additional award of punitive damages is to be determined at a later date. The jury award came after a seven week trial.

Read the source article at insurancejournal.com

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