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Jury awarded family of Navy Veteran $6 million in asbestos suit

The family of a Navy Veteran filed a suit in Virginia claiming that their family member’s death from malignant mesothelioma was caused from his service in the U.S. Navy. A jury awarded the family $6 million in the suit.

The man worked as a Petty Officer in the Navy for many years on various naval ships. The ship he worked on for the longest period of time, the U.S.S. Newport News, used asbestos in almost every compartment between the 1940s and 1980s. Prior to the 1970s, the safety regulations for working with asbestos were practically nonexistent.

After asbestos begins to deteriorate over time the fibers can become airborne, breathing in asbestos fibers is the primary cause of the developing the rare and aggressive form of lung cancer, mesothelioma.

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