Va. Jury Awards Wife $5.5 Million for Husband’s Asbestos Death

April 16, 2007

  • April 17, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    Nancy says:
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    Although I do feel these deaths deserve an award and I sympathize with the victims relatives, I think $9 or $5.5 Million seems high. How much did they know in 1963 and what measures they took to prevent this does come in to play. How many deaths have their been and is there a way to test other workers who are still alive?

    My mother died in 1968 of the same form of Asbestos based cancer. It is fast moving once it shows up and yes it is painful. She was only 54 when she died. She did not work in a Ship Yard and we can only guess at where she may have been exposed to it or when. We did not have anyone to sue.

    Maybe the settlement should be divided to include a pool for asbestos abatement. We can\’t save those who were exposed 40 years ago but we can prevent further exposure.

  • September 11, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    Mike says:
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    Having watched my father struggle with
    the deasease and the dehabilitating and painful effects in the later stages, I find the positions by the corporate entities responsible for creating the products and environments for which they were well aware of being hazardous and chose to disregard to generate exhorbent levels of revenue the most relevant issue in terms of excessive awards. A 5 to 9 Mil. award is a drop in the bucket in relation to the Billions in revenues realized by the entities proven to have simply threw the worker to the wolves in an order to maximize their profits.

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