Our client worked for CSX Railroad for 38 years, from 1962 until 1999. During that time, he was exposed to asbestos on industrial boilers, pipes, construction materials and other asbestos-containing products in the railroad. Soon after retirement, our client, who was only 59 years old at the time, was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. His entire left lung was surgically removed. He underwent other surgical procedures and several courses of chemotherapy, but the cancer metastasized, and by the time of trial, he was gravely ill. A jury found CSX negligent, found that CSX’s negligence caused our client’s mesothelioma and returned a verdict of $7.5 million. Our client died nine months after the trial. CSX appealled, but the appeal was denied, and the full amount of the verdict plus interest was eventually paid to our client’s widow. Forest Horne represented our client in this case.
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