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

(September 22, 2016, 11:22 AM 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.).

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 claims caused his disease. Batchelor...
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