In cases involving negligence, the jury often sides with the victim. However, there are some cases in Ohio when the corporation sues the alleged victims and wins. Recently, several asbestos cases have become well known and have ended with surprising outcomes.
Honeywell International Inc. is countersuing a trust that was established for alleged victims of asbestos poisoning who have filed a $2.3 billion lawsuit. In its countersuit, Honeywell states that the alleged victims have not been exposed to harmful Narco products that they used to own. The company was the previous owners of asbestos-contaminated products that they stopped making by 1980.
However, trust administrators claim that Honeywell is trying to avoid paying $150 million and more by trying to undermine its responsibilities in order to reduce the compensation.
The link between asbestos and mesothelioma
Asbestos is known to cause a rare cancer called mesothelioma, and there are few other causes of this disease. In addition, mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with a low survival rate and ineffective treatment options.
Mesothelioma is preventable and linked to the negligent actions of many employers. In recent decades, a number of lawsuits have been filed by asbestos and mesothelioma victims. Class-action lawsuits have resulted in sizable judgments in their favor.
Solutions for victims
The first step to handle an asbestos and mesothelioma case is to figure out where the substance came from. Asbestos is a natural mineral that has been used to make countless products during the 1970s and ’80s. The dangers linked to this mineral are well known.