Recently, a New York jury found Ford Motor Company guilty of exposing Arthur H. Juni, Jr. to asbestos, but not before he was killed by the fatal disease caused by that exposure. Diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012, Juni was 74 years old when he passed away on March 15, 2014. The verdict was returned on May 30, 2014.
Juni was exposed to asbestos materials and fibers in his work as an automobile mechanic throughout his working years. Like other mechanics, he was exposed to asbestos in the brakes, clutches, and engine gaskets he worked within automobiles. Asbestos automobile car products and parts were in abundance at the time that Juni started his career, in 1965.
The jury found Ford Motor Company nearly half guilty for Juni’s premature death due to mesothelioma and awarded $11 million for Juni’s pain and suffering and his wife’s loss of services and consortium.
Have you been exposed to an asbestos-related disease due to occupational exposure? Many companies and employers knew of the dangers of asbestos products, yet failed to warn their workers of the risks. We encourage you to contact an experienced asbestos attorney before time runs out.
Find out more about Juni’s verdict, here.