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Family of asbestos exposure victim awarded $5,200,000

A New Jersey engineering and construction firm was ordered to pay $5.2 million in an asbestos exposure case alleging that the company failed to disclose asbestos risks. The firm has faced 20 other asbestos-related personal injury lawsuits and have been found liable for $100 million in general damages overall. In this case, the plaintiff was awarded $2 million for punitive damages. This was the first case against the firm where punitive damages were awarded. The victim was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer related to asbestos exposure, and died after filing the suit.

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