The family of a Navy Veteran filed a mesothellioma suit in March 2009 claiming the death of their family member of malignant mesothelioma was a result of his service in the Navy.
The man had worked as Petty Officer in the Navy and served on various vessels throughout his career. He served on the U.S.S Newport news for the longest amount of time, which like other ships in the fleet, used asbestos in almost ever compartment from the 1940s to the 1980s.
Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of developing the rare and aggressive lung cancer, mesothelioma. A jury in Virginia awarded the former veteran's family $6 million as a result of the suit.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher by 800-781-3955.