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Dallas, Texas (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – A Texas jury has awarded $11 million in an asbestos case involving a Dallas family. As reported via PRNewswire, the law firm of Baron and Budd, P.C., who represented mesothelioma patient Vernon Walker and his wife Patsy, announced the verdict on Tuesday.
As noted in the news release, Mr. Walker, 67, was a career painter, who was exposed to asbestos through the work he performed prior to many of the products he used being banned by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) in 1978.
Attorney John Langdoc is quoted in the release as stating of the verdict, “The asbestos industry has spent decades developing false science used to argue that asbestos is safe…Asbestos industry witnesses in this case continued to push asbestos industry false science that the shape or the length or even the mining location of the asbestos fibers sold by these companies meant they could not cause cancer, which has been rejected by every mainstream scientific organization in the world, and fortunately rejected by this jury.”