Asbestos Attorneys in Wisconsin: $32 Million Verdict for Kentucky Man
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According to WSAZ news, a Kentucky man has been awarded $32 million following an eight-week trial. Ronald Dummitt a 68 year old naval veteran from Grayson, Kentucky, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Attorneys in Wisconsin Note:
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance found in rocks. Asbestos has been widely used in many industrial products including cement, brake linings, roof shingles, flooring products, textiles, and insulation. When microscopic asbestos dust particles becomes airborne, they can be inhaled or swallowed and can cause serious health issues.
Asbestos-caused mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the internal lining of the lungs and abdomen. An estimated 27.5 million people in the U.S. were exposed to asbestos at their work place between 1940 and 1979. Shipyard workers, people who worked in asbestos mines and mills, producers of asbestos products, workers in the heating and construction industries, and other tradespeople have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma. Call asbestos attorneys in Wisconsin at 715-843-6700 for more information about receiving compensation for asbestos-related illnesses.
Dummitt alleged he was exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy as a boiler tender. He spent 18 of his 28 years of service working around asbestos products in boiler rooms of Navy ships.
Asbestos exposure is not uncommon among Naval and military veterans. Asbestos was perhaps most heavily used in military munitions manufacturing and shipbuilding. Today, many years after completing their service, some veterans are developing mesothelioma.
Dummitt was awarded sixteen million dollars for past pain and suffering, and another sixteen million for future pain and suffering.
The last asbestos mine in the United States was closed in 2002. Many people assume that, given the known link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, the U.S. no longer manufactures products containing asbestos. Unfortunately, this is not so. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each year about 3,000 tons of asbestos are imported to the U.S. for use in manufacturing products such as roofing materials and coatings, friction products, gaskets and packaging materials. An even greater amount of asbestos products are manufactured overseas and imported to the U.S.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact asbestos attorneys in Wisconsin for a free consultation. Call 715.843.6700 to speak with asbestos attorneys in Wisconsin. Email asbestos attorneys in Wisconsin.
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