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Engineering Firm Settles Asbestos Lawsuit for $10 Million

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A lawsuit filed by Nancy Lopez against U.S. Engineering in Missouri Supreme Court has been settled for $10 million. Lopez, who died in 2010 from mesothelioma, a type of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, worked 27 years at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, where, the lawsuit claimed, the engineering firm mishandled asbestos. “The only thing she did wrong was to come to work every day,” said the Lopez’s’ attorney. “U.S. Engineering didn’t follow the proper rules and procedures. And there are still significant amounts of asbestos in the courthouse.”

The settlement is the largest asbestos settlement in the state of Missouri. Ruth Lopez, Nancy’s mother, will receive $5.9 million of the settlement, while the law firm that handled the case will receive $4 million. Buchanan County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Robb was scheduled to hear the lawsuit, and a lengthy jury trial was expected.

A class action lawsuit regarding the handling of asbestos has not been settled. The plaintiffs are seeking medical expenses to monitor and evaluate employee’s medical conditions, relative to each being susceptible to mesothelioma, News Press Now reported. disclaimer: This article: Engineering Firm Settles Asbestos Lawsuit for $10 Million was posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 8:26 pm at and is filed under Toxic Substances Lawsuits.

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