In the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, a jury found in favor of the plaintiff Doris Busbey for an award of $1.7M. The case arose out of asbestos litigation against ESAB Group/Alloy Rod and Air Liquid, but Air Liquid was dismissed from the case.
In the jury’s verdict, they found ESAB Group/Alley Rods negligent and that this negligence was a factual cause of harm to the plaintiff. They further found that the plaintiff Busbey was not comparatively negligent and that no product manufactured and/or supplied by Ross Ovens was defective. Ultimately, the jury awarded $500,000 under the Wrongful Death Act and $200,000 under the Survival Act to the Estate of John F. Busbey. They further awarded $1M to Doris Busbey for loss of consortium, bringing the total amount of awards to $1.7M.