A McLean County, Illinois jury has awarded $2.6 million to relatives of a woman who died as a result of an asbestos-related ailment.
Jean Holmes died in April 2006 of mesothelioma.
According to court records, Holmes was exposed to asbestos when she laundered clothing belonging to her husband, Donald Holmes, who worked at Bloomington’s Union Asbestos and Rubber Company in the 1960s.
Lawyers for the Holmes’ family argued that she was never warned of the dangers of asbestos.
The lawyers claimed defendants Pneumo Abex LLC and Honeywell International Inc., through their corporate predecessors, conspired with other companies to suppress information about the hazards of asbestos.
Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com
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