St. Louis firefighter's widow gets $40 million after appeal

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | 11:06 a.m. CST

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.

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