Woman Awarded $850,000Nov 29, 2006 | AP
A McLean County jury has awarded 850-thousand dollars to a woman whose husband died from a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
The award for Judith Blessing is the third McLean County lawsuit in 14 months won by plaintiffs accusing a company of conspiring to hide asbestos dangers.
The plaintiff's attorney, said Judith's husband Robert Blessing first experienced symptoms of mesothelioma in June 2005 and died in December 2005.
He worked as a builder and inspector at Union Asbestos and Rubber Company's Bloomington plant from 1953 to 1960.
The jury yesterday ordered Honeywell International Incorporated to pay 150-thousand dollars in damages and 700-thousand dollars in wrongful death damages.
Jury awards in three lawsuits against Honeywell have totaled more than eleven (M) million dollars.