Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. The New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed a jury verdict returned in favor of a family of a 50-year-old advertising executive in New Jersey, who died one year after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mark Bittita had two sources of asbestos exposure: (1) he worked summers and holidays while a college student at a General Motors warehouse handling auto parts; and, (2) his father also worked at a General Motors plant in carried home asbestos fibers on his clothing.

The damages were awarded by a jury as follows: $8 million for pain and suffering; $2 million to his wife for loss of consortium with her husband; $9,281,660 for lost future earnings; $2,030,544 for loss of services; and 3 million to each of his daughters for loss of their father.


Robert Abell has previously represented individuals harmed by asbestos through direct exposure in their workplace and their family members indirectly exposed when asbestos fibers were brought home on the work clothes. See Asbestos Exposure - Perkins v. Serv-Air; Amended Complaint for Workers and Families Exposed to Asbestos.
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