Asbestos Wrongful Death Suit Nets $3.5 Million
A wrongful death case against the Tennessee Valley Authority has ended with the family of a woman who died of mesothelioma being awarded $3.5 million dollars.
The suit alleged that the deceased, Barbara Bobo, was exposed to second hand asbestos fibers while washing the work clothes of her husband over the span of 20 years. Barbara’s husband, James Bobo, worked in the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority, and was often exposed to asbestos during the course of his duties.
Just like primary asbestos exposure, secondary asbestos exposure can take years or even decades to develop into mesothelioma, making it difficult to pinpoint where initial exposure occurred.