Dockyard Workers Have a Right to Seek Lawsuit Compensation for Mesothelioma, Other Asbestos Diseases.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, the family of a dockyard worker who died from mesothelioma have brought a mesothelioma lawsuit.
The former dockyard employee died at age 67 after having asbestosis for many years before succumbing to mesothelioma.
The dockyard worker had been exposed to asbestos in his work as a sail maker during 1956 and 1964, and as a self-employed plumber in the 1970s.
Before his death, the ex-dockyard employee recalled throwing asbestos around at work in the dockyard with other co-workers who did not know how dangerous it was.
An autopsy revealed a tumor in his lungs, which finally stopped his breathing.
Samples of the tumor found malignant mesothelioma, a cancer that is commonly caused by asbestos exposure.
A family member said that more should have done more to stop asbestos exposure earlier.
"It seems so wrong that the government knew for so long about asbestos exposure," she said.
Many dockyard workers have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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