According to a recent report a former Navy worker and his wife have received compensation to the tune of over three million dollars. The man worked on two Naval vessels, which were the USS Rupertus and the USS Hooper, where he was exposed to asbestos.

The man went on to develop the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma, after working for the Navy as a valve repairman. He is said to have been exposed to asbestos in the boiler rooms of the vessels. As part of his job he had to remove asbestos containing gaskets, and is said to have been exposed to asbestos as a result of this.

Baron and Budd was the law firm representing the victim in this case. The managing shareholder in the firm said: “It is an honor for Baron & Budd to advocate for this serviceman and his family. The sacrifices that come with serving our country should never have included asbestos exposure and its horrific consequences.”

The lead trial attorney John Langdoc worked with another attorney, Jeff Whitfield, on the case, and he said: “It was great to have Jeff onboard for this case. Jeff spent more than a decade in uniform and was instrumental in combating the asbestos companies’ attempts to blame our government for the products the asbestos companies profited from,”

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