Shipyard workers: You have a right to compesation for your mesothelioma
A former shipyard worker who is gravely ill from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos, has
been awarded damages of around $200,000 reported the Daily Record on
August 20, 2008.
The man, who is just 63, worked on as a painter from the late '50s until
His former employer, a shipbuilding company, admitted liability but contested
the size of the award.
After hearing medical evidence, the judge decided that without the lung cancer, the man might have lived
for another 10 years.
Shipyard workers are at risk for developing asbestos diseases due to the many
ship-building products that were formerly made with the dangerous
Many 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, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country. 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
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