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Alameda County, CA

In this asbestos case, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants, who were in the business of manufacturing and labeling asbestos products, failed to warn decedent’s employers or to those entities that installed and handled the asbestos products to which the decedent was exposed. The plaintiffs asserted that the defendants knew that the products and materials were extremely dangerous when inhaled. As a result of the defendants’ negligence, the plaintiffs’ husband and father died of mesothelioma. The defendants denied the plaintiffs’ allegations.

The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants were in the business of mining, manufacturing, assembling, supplying, packaging, and labeling asbestos and products produced for the sale to the general public and to other parties. The plaintiffs asserted that the defendants’ products consisted of asbestos and asbestos-containing products. The plaintiffs alleged that decedent Gordon B. worked from ________ to ________ with the asbestos containing products.

The plaintiffs contended that during the course and scope of the decedent’s employment, he was exposed to asbestos products, which caused him to develop mesothelioma. This illness and death of the decedent was the direct result of the negligence of the defendants in that they produced, sold and put into the stream of commerce, the materials that they should have known were poisonous and harmful to decedent’s body, lungs, respiratory system, skin and health. The decedent died on October 18, ________.The jury returned a special verdict in favor of plaintiff Emily B. for $________ for damages for the loss of her husband’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support, guidance, and sexual relations from the date of his death on October 18, ________ until October 18, ________. The jury awarded $________ each for plaintiffs Tammy B. and Debbie B’s damages for the loss of their father’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support and guidance.

The total jury verdict was $________, which included only compensatory damages. The parties could not re-litigate defendant Pneumo Abex’s 30% responsibility. Therefore, defendant Pneumo Abex was ordered to pay $________, plus costs of suit and interest ($________ (30% of $________) for plaintiff Emily B.; $________ (30% of $________) for plaintiff Tammy B.; and $________ (30% of $________) for plaintiff Bankhead-Meiers against defendant Pneumo Abex, LLC.

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