February 1, 2008 – LK’s mesothelioma lawyers obtain an asbestos compensation verdict of $2.25 Million on behalf of the family of a former Brooklyn Navy Yard employee who died of pleural mesothelioma, which he developed as a result of asbestos exposure in the workplace.

Asbestos Compensation of $2.25 Million Awarded to Family of Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Employee Who Died of Pleural Mesothelioma

LK’s mesothelioma lawyers obtain an asbestos compensation verdict of $2.25 Million on behalf of the family of a former Brooklyn Navy Yard employee who died of pleural mesothelioma, which he developed as a result of asbestos exposure in the workplace.

brooklyn navy yardNEW YORK, New York, February 1, 2008 – A New York City jury awarded an asbestos compensation verdict1 of $2.25 Million in the case of 73 year-old Leonard Shafer, who developed mesothelioma as a result of having been exposed to asbestos in his workplace as an electrician at the New York Naval Shipyard (Brooklyn Navy Yard) in the 1950s.

Mesothelioma lawyers of Levy Konigsberg LLP successfully proved that their client, Mr. Shafer, suffered from pleural mesothelioma, which is an aggressive and incurable cancer, due to the asbestos exposure that took place during his work at the shipyard.

“Mr. Shafer endured pain and suffering that spanned an eighteen month time period from the time he was diagnosed until the time of the death,” said plaintiff’s mesothelioma lawyer at Levy Konigsberg LLP. “Many years ago, nobody knew of the affects of being exposed to asbestos in the workplace and, unfortunately, today, we are being faced with the dangers.”

Like so many of his colleagues, Mr. Shafer was unaware of the dangers of asbestos and never wore respiratory protection. John Crane, Inc. was the company that manufactured and supplied the asbestos-containing stuffing tube packing material to the US Navy for use on Navy ships. In this asbestos compensation verdict, the jury determined that exposure to the John Crane packing material caused Mr. Shafer’s mesothelioma, and that his illness was reasonably foreseeable to the company.

For over a quarter of a century, mesothelioma lawyers at Levy Konigsberg LLP have been among the pioneers of asbestos litigation in America. The firm’s attorneys have been recognized as nationwide leaders in representing the rights of mesothelioma victims and their families. Their clients have received some of the largest mesothelioma compensation verdicts in the country.

For more information about this or other mesothelioma lawsuits, please contact Levy Konigsberg LLP at 212-605-6200 or 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ATTENTION: Pleural mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.

Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from pleural mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.

Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to pleural mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or by submitting an email inquiry (see form above). Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.

1 Leonard Shafer and Evelyn Shafer v. Atlas Turner, Inc., et al., No. 03-108297 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York County).

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