Florida Jury Awards $21M On Couple’s Claim That Asbestos Led To Man’s Mesothelioma

Mealey's (August 31, 2016, 3:28 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida jury awarded a husband and wife more than $21 million on Aug. 30 after finding that his mesothelioma arose in part from asbestos exposure during overhaul work at a power plant (Richard Batchelor and Regina M. Batchelor v. American Optical Corp., et al., No. 16-000012 CA 42, Fla. Cir., Miami-Dade Co.).

(Verdict sheet available. Document #01-160914-004V.)

Doctors diagnosed Richard Batchelor with mesothelioma in December 2015. Richard and Regina Batchelor subsequently sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to the asbestos he...
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