$7.25 Million Awarded to Mesothelioma Victim in Asbestos Suit

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Photo of mesothelioma X-ray

According to the Washington Examiner, on March 13, the family of a man who died of mesothelioma was awarded $7.25 million by a Philadelphia County jury.

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2010, the man alleged that while working on Navy ships at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard from 1965 to 1970 he was exposed to asbestos-containing products. The man’s family filed a lawsuit on his behalf in November 2010, against the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products he claimed led to his mesothelioma.

Prior to the trial RSCC Wire & Cable, one of the defendants, made a $2,500 settlement offer, which was rejected. The jury dismissed all of the defendants’ defenses during deliberations, then decided in favor of the family of the mesothelioma victim, awarding them $3.6 million in survival damages and $3.6 million for wrongful death.

Sponsored by Harrell & Nowak, L.L.C., located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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