Williams Kherkher Client Awarded $3 Million in Asbestos Claim

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Jury compensates Brownsville man for past and future damages from asbestos exposure.

A Brownsville jury today awarded $3 million in past and future damages to a man suffering from deadly asbestos-related cancer.

In finding for Oscar Torres and his wife Dora, the jury assigned 45% fault to Union Carbide Corporation, 45% fault to Garlock Sealing Technologies, and 10% fault to Brown & Root. It awarded Oscar and Dora $1 million in past damages and $2 million for future damages.

In the late 1970s, as an employee of Brown & Root, Mr. Torres worked at the Union Carbide plant in Brownsville, Texas. There, he came in contact with defective Garlock products containing asbestos and was exposed to harmful asbestos fibers.

Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral fiber, is known to cause serious health problems, including the deadly cancer mesothelioma.

Attorneys Steve Kherkher, Troy Chandler, and Devin McNulty from the Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP law firm represented Mr. Torres.

Oscar Torres and spouse Dora v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al (case no. 2009-06-3742-A) was tried in front of Judge Ben Euresti of the 107th District Court.

About Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP

For over 25 years, Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas has represented injured men and women in a variety of cases, ranging from refinery explosions, pharmaceutical litigation, and asbestos and mesothelioma claims.

For more information about the firm, visit http://www.williamskherkher.com or call 800-220-9341.

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