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49-year-old Kelvin Sandel claimed exposure to asbestos from Bondex’s joint compound used during a remodeling of his family home when he was a young boy, and continuing through his teenage years as he helped his father buy, remodel and resell (“flip”) homes. The defense contended that Mr. Sandel could not have remembered the brand. The jury disagreed. Mr. Sandel was diagnosed with mesothelioma in June 2004.
January 23, 2006
$2.971 million award to plaintiff (compensatory)
Bondex assigned 9% liability
Jury Poll 12-0
Jury found liability based on Mr. Sandel’s recollection of non-occupational exposure to Bondex products as a young man.
Kelvin Sandel and Gloria Sandel v. Bondex International, Inc.
Cause No. 153-206444-04
Tarrant County, Texas, 153rd District Court
Hon. Kenneth Curry, presiding
Arnold Brody, PHD, cell biologist, Tulane University
John Maddox, MD, pathologist, Riverside Health Center (NC)
Frank Parker, CIH
Bondex’s in-house corporate representative
Waters Kraus & Paul, LLP, Dallas, Texas
Jeffrey Simon (lead)
Jenkins & Martin, Beaumont, Texas
T. Lynn Walden (lead)
Disclaimer – Results obtained depend on the facts of each case. Award amounts are not actual cash amounts received by plaintiffs. Deductions are made for liens, attorney fees and expenses.
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