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Largest Single Asbestos Verdict Awarded


Last week it was announced that a Brookhaven, Mississippi man was awarded a $322 million verdict in what his lawyers report is the largest single asbestos verdict in the United States. The lawsuit was against two companies that the man claimed were responsible for his diagnosis of asbestosis at the age of just 30.

Also last week, a Texas couple filed suit against 10 companies that they claim exposed a man to asbestos during his years as a carpenter. The man alleges to suffer from an asbestos related illness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Asbestos is a generic name given to a fibrous variety of six naturally occurring minerals that have been used for decades in thousands of commercial products.” The CDC goes on to state, “Persons occupationally exposed to asbestos have developed several types of life-threatening diseases, including lung cancer. Although the use of asbestos and asbestos products has dramatically decreased, they are still found in many residential and commercial settings and continue to pose a health risk to workers and others.”

Lawsuits involving asbestos issues happen across the United States on a weekly basis. Indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants and asbestos abatement companies, who are hired to investigate and remedy situations involving asbestos, are often named in these lawsuits.

“Professionals dealing with asbestos need to have thorough insurance coverage in the event that they are named in a lawsuit,” reported Brian Mcfarland, Vice President from Legends Environmental Insurance, a leading provider of professional asbestos insurance coverage. “Legends has several programs for companies that deal with asbestos issues that provide comprehensive coverage and peace of mind,” he continued.

Legends Environmental Insurance Services has been in business since 1973 and is one of the leading insurance providers for environmental professionals. The company currently offers a variety of insurance programs for companies providing services in the IAQ, mold, asbestos, lead, brownfield, UST and other restoration and environmental fields.

To learn more about Legends Environmental Insurance Services please visit:, call (800) 992-6999 ext 164 or email

About Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC
Legends Environmental Insurance Services is nationally recognized as an innovator in providing environmental and restoration insurance programs. The company has over 30 years experience providing these services in all 50 states.


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