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Posted September 23. 2017 10:38PM

NH Mesothelioma victim receives record $7.55M asbestos verdict

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Asbestos (tremolite) silky fibres on muscovite from Bernera, Outer Hebrides. Photograph taken at the Natural History Museum, London. (Aram Dulyan/Wikipedia)

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Superior Court jury in Boston returned a verdict of $7.55 million dollars against New England Insulation, a Canton company that distributed and installed asbestos insulation material until the early 1970s. Former New Hampshire power plant worker Gerald Sylvestre developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, in 2015 and is currently undergoing treatment.