The family of a Virginia man has been awarded $9 million after he died of an asbestos–related disease from working at a shipyard for years.
According to The Daily Press, the jury found that John Crane Inc “substantially contributed” to the passing of 68-year-old John K Bristow, who was retired from working at the Newport News Shipbuilding after being an employee for 37 years.
The asbestos lawsuit stated that the company should have known about the dangers of asbestos, but failed to warn its workers about the risks.
The award will compensate the family for Bristow’s pain and suffering, losses suffered by his wife and each of his sons.
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