FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 4 After six hours ofdeliberation, a Broward County Jury awarded a 57 year old woman and herhusband $3,606,000.00 in a secondhand exposure case. Lynda and Michael Dalyclaimed that Mrs. Daly's mesothelioma was a result of her secondhand exposureto asbestos-containing brakes manufactured by Ford Motor Co. and Pneumo Abex.Abex made no offer to settle the case. Lynda was diagnosed in May of 2007 andhas been a resident of Broward County since 1998.
Juan P. Bauta, II and Case Dam of the Ferraro Law Firm tried the case forover three weeks against Ford and Abex. Mrs. Daly's exposure toasbestos-containing car brakes occurred in the 1970s and 1980s when sheworked, for approximately two years, at two Ford dealerships in Wisconsin.Additionally, Mrs. Daly assisted her husband with brake repair work on theirpersonal vehicles during this same period of time. Bauta said, "RemarkablyFord and Abex continue to argue that although asbestos is clearly deadly, theyare not responsible." Although Mrs. Daly's diagnosis was disputed by thedefendants, the Jury rejected the testimony of the defense experts and reliedinstead on the treating physicians from Northwest Regional Hospital inMargate, FL, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA and Dr. Timothy Aliffof Coral Springs, FL all of whom confirmed the diagnosis.
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