Missouri Asbestos Lawsuit Settles for Record Amount

In what was described as the largest asbestos settlement in the history of Missouri, the family of a deceased Jackson County Courthouse employee has settled her asbestos lawsuit for $10 million.

The lawsuit was filed by Nancy Lopez against the U.S. Engineering Co. over the company’s failure to take proper precautions to protect courthouse workers while handling asbestos in the building, according to the Associated Press. In her suit, Lopez, who worked at the courthouse in Kansas City for 27 years, claimed she developed mesothelioma cancer from her asbestos exposure. In October 2010, she passed away from the disease. The asbestos lawsuit settlement was awarded to her family late last month. 

If you or a loved one has suffered from asbestos exposure and later developed mesothelioma, call an asbestos attorney at Sokolove Law today for a free consultation.