A jury has awarded $9 Million to the family of a Virginia man who died after contracting an asbestosrelated disease after working at a shipyard for decades.
According to the Daily Press, the jury found that John Crane Inc. substantially contributed to the passing of 68-year-old John K Bristow, who had retired from working at the Newport News Shipbuilding. He had worked at the shipyard for 37 years, but never received warnings from the company about the known dangers of asbestos.
The award from the verdict will compensate the family for Bristow’s pain and suffering, and losses suffered by his wife and sons.
Five other companies were also sued by the family for contributing to Bristow’s death, but they all settled out of court for undisclosed amounts.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by an asbestos exposure, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to learn about your options.
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