Jury Awards Over $2.9 Million to Electrician with Mesothelioma

A San Francisco jury awarded $2,999,543 to a 74–year old retired electrician who is terminally ill with pleural mesothelioma caused by occupational asbestos exposure. He worked with asbestos–containing phenolic plastic compounds and asbestos–containing parts on electrical equipment.
( Philip Hoeffer v. Rockwell Automation , 2003, Case No. 28817, San Francisco Superior Court, California)