ST. LOUIS (AP) — A south St. Louis County guy who sued Ford Motor Co. over his publicity to asbestos has been awarded $20 million.
In his lawsuit, William Trokey, 76, alleged that his publicity to asbestos whilst operating on Ford brakes as a fuel station mechanic within the Nineteen Sixties ended in him being identified with mesothelioma, a type of most cancers.
After a two-week trial, a St. Louis jury on Thursday ordered Ford to pay $10 million to Trokey and $10 million in punitive damages to his spouse, the St. Louis Submit-Dispatch reported.
Below Missouri regulation, $5 million of the punitive damages is going to the state Tort Sufferers’ Reimbursement Fund.
A Ford spokesperson mentioned “Our sympathy is going out to the Trokey circle of relatives and whilst we appreciate the jury’s determination, we plan to attraction.”
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