Our client worked for a manufacturing plant in Durham, NC in the 1950s and 1960s. During that time, he was exposed to asbestos on steam pipes, boilers and other high temperature equipment. Many years after his exposure to asbestos, and during his retirement, our client was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. He died of the cancer at the age of 79. Settlements totaling over $1.8 million were obtained from several defendants, including asbestos manufacturers and distributors.