Florida Jury Awards $9M In Bystander Asbestos Case

Mealey's (October 11, 2016, 1:59 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida jury on Sept. 27 awarded $9,019,265.60 to the widow of a man who suffered bystander exposure to asbestos, sources told Mealey Publications (Rosa-Maria Britt, et al. v. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., No. 2012-30637-CA-01, Fla. Cir., Miami-Dade Co.).

(Verdict sheet available.  Document #01-161012-015V.)

After doctors diagnosed Dennis E. Britt with malignant pleural mesothelioma in September 2011, he and his wife filed suit in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos, sources said.

Dennis Britt died...
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