ST. LOUIS — The widow of a St. Louis firefighter has received more than $40 million after a company that made fire safety equipment lost its appeal.
Attorneys for the survivors of Derek Martin confirmed the award to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday.
A jury in 2007 awarded Angela Martin and her children $27 million in a judgment against Survivair Respirators Inc. and its parent company, Bacou-Dalloz S.A.
The Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the jury verdict. The award was paid last month after growing with interest to $40.4 million.