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Former shipyard worker awarded $25 million in asbestos verdict

A former shipyard worker was awarded nearly $25 million in a mesothelioma lawsuit in Virginia.

According to the lawsuit, the man worked as a repair supervisor and as a ship fitter at Newport News Shipbuilding. The lawsuit is filed against Exxon Mobile because the man worked on 17 oil tankers and this is where he was allegedly exposed to asbestos which caused him to later develop mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a rare form of lung cancer that is primarily caused by inhaling asbestos particles. After the man was diagnosed, he was told that he only had two years to live. The jury awarded the man $12.4 million in compensatory damages and $12.5 million in punitive damages.

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