$3 Million Settlement for Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit
The family of a General Motors worker who died from job-related asbestos exposure was awarded $3 million by a New York State jury.
According to the Tonawanda News , Gerald Suttner repaired valves manufactured by Crane Co. at the automaker’s GM Powertrain Facility for 36 years from 1964 to 1979. The job involved removal of asbestos gaskets - thus exposing him to visible asbestos dust.
Suttner’s wife Joann and adult disabled daughter are the plaintiffs in the case against Crane Co. The damages payout will consist of 4 percent from Crane and the rest from other liable entities, writes the Tonawanda News .