Jury Awards Illinois Woman $363 Million in Suit Over Plant’s Toxic Gas

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, September 22, 2022

A jury has awarded $363 million to a woman who alleged that a now-shuttered suburban Chicago plant that sterilized medical equipment exposed residents to a toxic industrial gas and gave her breast cancer.

After a five-week trial, the Cook County jurors on Monday awarded Sue Kamuda $38 million in compensatory damages for the past and future loss of a normal life, emotional distress, disfigurement and shortened life expectancy, and $325 million in punitive damages. Read more.

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