Baron and Budd Obtains $5.95 Million Verdict in Louisiana Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Dow Chemical

  Baron and Budd Obtains $5.95 Million Verdict in Louisiana Mesothelioma
  Lawsuit Against Dow Chemical

         Dow Chemical Alleged to Be Continuing Use of Asbestos Today

Business Wire

BATON ROUGE, La. -- August 22, 2013

Last week, a Louisiana jury awarded $5.95 million to Mr. Sidney Mabile, a
native Louisianan, after finding Dow Chemical responsible for his
mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. As part of the
trial, John Langdoc, a mesothelioma lawyer at Baron and Budd, discovered that
Dow Chemical allegedly predicted that some portion of its employees and
contract workers would get cancer, but that it would be more cost effective
for Dow Chemical to continue using asbestos in its chemical manufacturing. Dow
continues to use asbestos to this day.

John Langdoc (Photo: Business Wire)

John Langdoc (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Mabile was exposed to asbestosat the Dow Chemical Plaquemine facility,
the largest chemical plant in Louisiana, where he worked as an electrician.
Dow internal documents predicted in 1970 that a significant number of the
company's workers were at risk for developing asbestos cancers such as
mesothelioma, even workers who did not work directly with asbestos.

“Most chemical companies have long since abandoned using asbestos. Not Dow,”
said Langdoc. “Dow continues to use the notorious carcinogen."

Dow has annual sales of roughly $60 billion and employees approximately 50,000
people worldwide. Asbestos continues to kill 3,000 people in the United States
each year.

Baron and Budd has been actively protecting the rights of the people of
Louisiana for decades, and has represented countless families in asbestosis,
lung cancer and mesothelioma lawsuits throughout the state. The firm achieved
the highest mesothelioma verdict in the United States in 2012: $48 million for
a California man.

To learn more about the mesothelioma lawyers at Baron and Budd, call
1.866.855.1229 or visit the firm’s mesothelioma-dedicated website
athttp://www.mesotheliomanews.com.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than
30-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their
families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos
lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry
workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos.
Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict in the United States in
2012 for a California man. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for
additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors
and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys.

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Baron & Budd
Susan Knape, 214-629-0596
susan@susanknape.com
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Amanda Billo, 214-991-1051
abillo@baronbudd.com
 
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