Pursley Law Firm was glad to see justice for a retired Navy machinist with malignant Mesothelioma. The man was awarded $12.1 million dollars in a lawsuit settled this past week in California.
Online PR News – 27-May-2009 – – HOUSTON, TEXAS - Pursley Law Firm, a leading Houston law firm for mesothelioma and asbestosis cases, was pleased to see courts around the country continue to award just settlements to victims of employer negligence. Because of being exposed to asbestos during the course of their regular employment, millions of people now suffer from mesothelioma, which can only be caused by exposure to the toxic fibers. Law firms like Pursley are fighting to help victims hold employers accountable and reclaim the damages that they deserve.
In this case, Mr. Charles Cundiff, a retired United States Navy machinist, brought suit against the company that had supplied and manufactured a product containing asbestos. While working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the machinist was repeatedly exposed to toxic asbestos fibers and was never warned of the danger. The company that supplied the materials was Lone Star Industries, and the manufacturer was John Crane, Inc. Both were found to have failed Mr. Cundiff by not providing information crucial to his health and safety while working with asbestos.
Mr. Cundiff was involved in the repair of gaskets in engine rooms aboard vessels, in particular the USS Kitty Hawk. While working aboard the Kitty Hawk, he was repeatedly exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers, but was unaware that any precautions needed to be taken. He wore no protective equipment and did nothing to stop ingestion or inhalation of the asbestos.
Unfortunately, Mr. Cundiff developed malignant mesothelioma as a result of this exposure. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops almost exclusively due to asbestos inhalation. Malignant mesothelioma is very aggressive and incurable. It affects the body's mesothelium, which is the lining between skin and around organs. Tumors grow, impeding function and causing pain. Because of the way the illness develops, mesothelioma is typically dormant for years after the exposure, leading to lawsuits that go to trial decades after the incident. Nevertheless, with diligent research, lawyers are usually able to recover fair compensation for those injured by asbestos exposure due to company negligence.
"I am always glad to see courts dealing fairly with the victims of asbestos exposure. We believe in fairness, and we are always pleased to see settlements awarded that recognize the serious harm mesothelioma causes for victims and their families," said Jack Pursley, Firm Manager of Pursley Law Firm PLLC.
Pursley Law Firm has some of the top Houston personal injury attorneys, including many who specialize in mesothelioma and asbestos. The firm also offers Houston truck accident lawyers, personal injury attorneys, business lawyers, and more. They serve clients in the state of Texas, but also throughout the United States. Their Houston divorce lawyers and other attorneys all share a sense of dedication to fairness for the client.
That's why the law firm was so glad to see Mr. Cundiff receive fair treatment from the California court. "Whenever there is a mesothelioma case, the ultimate goal is for it to be fair. It doesn't matter who's involved, or where it takes place. You always want the victim to get fair treatment," concludes Pursley.
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