OAKLAND, CA – An Oakland jury recently returned a $6.95 million verdict against Union Pacific in an asbestos case. The case was filed against Union Pacific under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act on behalf of a 69 year old retired boilermaker who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Union Pacific defended the case asserting that the worker did not have mesothelioma, but had lung cancer caused by smoking or, in the alternative, if he did have mesothelioma it was caused by the four years he spent in the Navy. The jury rejected Union Pacific’s arguments and returned a verdict against Union Pacific holding them 100% liable for all of the damages.
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