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PA Supreme Court Urged to Uphold $4.8 Million Asbestos Cancer Verdicts

Two women whose husbands died form mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos at work for years are urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold $4.8 million in damages they won at trial.

Crane Co. has argued that a new jury should be seated to determine whether inadequate warnings made its products that contained asbestos unreasonably dangerous to the two men.

However, both wives argue that the company is now bringing up a new issue in the appeal that it never raised before.

During the trial, Crane only showed evidence that its gaskets that contained asbestos did not pose any risk and did not need warnings.

The appeal by the company consolidates two mesothelioma liability lawsuits that allege that both men contracted the deadly lung and organ membrane cancer, in part from gaskets sold by Crane.

One of the men was a boilermaker in a shipyard in the 1970s and 1980s, and was exposed to asbestos-containing materials, the suit alleges. The other worked at EI DuPont Nemours and Co from 1951 until 1985.

Our mesothelioma attorneys know how horrible this terrible disease is; we have represented the grieving families of former railroad workers whose lives were ruined and cut short by this incurable, asbestos-induced cancer.

Many former rail and shipyard workers were exposed to asbestos for many years; what’s worse, their companies often knew that asbestos was dangerous yet they did little to protect their workers from the deadly fibers entering their lungs.

If you or your loved one suffers from mesothelioma, we ask you to download our guide Understanding Mesothelioma and The Devastating Impact of Asbestos on Railroad Workers. Our Virginia law firm has successfully handled dozens of mesothelioma FELA (Federal Employers’ Liability Act) cases.


Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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