San Diego Man Awarded $2.4 Million in Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit
A San Diego Navy Veteran who was diagnosed in 2010 with mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, was awarded $2.4 million in damages after his disease was found to be attributed to his work in ship boiler rooms.
The lawsuit, filed against John Crane, Inc., claimed the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos while serving in the Navy from 1961 to 1971 in his work in the maintenance and repair of boilers, pumps and valves. The suit claimed John Crane made some of the asbestos-containing packing material and gaskets in the equipment.
The total damages of about $2.4 million include nearly $1.4 million in noneconomic damages and $450,000 for loss of consortium. The jury found John Crane five percent liable, the Navy and insulation companies 57 percent at fault, some manufacturers and suppliers 37 percent at fault. The plaintiff himself was found to be one percent at fault.
The plaintiffs have settled with or dismissed 20 other parties named in the suit.
Toxic products and substances can cause injury and harm to individuals in many ways. Companies and manufacturers have a responsibility to supply and use products in a safe manner compliant with their intended use. If you or someone you care about is suffering from mesothelioma or another sickness due to exposure to a toxic product, call the experienced attorneys at Munley Law for a free consultation regarding your legal concerns. We can be reached by using our online contact form.
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