A South Carolina jury awards $32 Million in Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP Asbestos death case.
A jury found that Kraft Heinz Co and Metal Masters Inc were at fault when a long-term worker of a factory alleged that his wife died of mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. The complaint alleges that 2 people from the home were exposed to asbestos at work in the facility and brought the asbestos home where the victim was exposed while doing the laundry.
The jury awarded Robert Weist $11 million for survival damages, $1 million for loss of consortium, and $10 million in wrongful death damages. Kraft was solely responsible for an additional $10 million in punitive damages.
Robert Weist alleged that his late wife was exposed to asbestos when it clung to the clothes he had worn to work. She was thus exposed while doing the laundry after he went home.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg LLP partner Daniel J. Wasserberg said in a statement “This was a very hard-fought case. Bob and his son Chris were devastated by the loss of their wife and mother. And hopefully, this verdict can help them start to heal.”