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New York Jury Awards Asbestos-Exposed Mechanic $12.5 Million For Lung Cancer

(November 8, 2016, 1:07 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A New York jury on Oct. 28 awarded a former cigarette smoker and mechanic allegedly exposed to asbestos in forklift parts $12.5 million for his lung cancer, sources told Mealey Publications (George Cooney v. Amchem Products Inc., et al., No. 190028-2014E, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

George Cooney spent his career as a mechanic. Between 1969 and 1978, this work resulted in him changing or handling brakes, clutches and engine gaskets on Caterpillar Inc. forklift.  Cooney was eventually diagnosed with lung cancer and...
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