Fraser Shipyards, Inc. of Superior, Wisconsin, has been recently cited for numerous violations of safety laws including those rules relating to asbestos. Mesothelioma victims who were exposed at Fraser Shipyards should contact a Wisconsin attorney with experience in handling asbestos mesothelioma cases, such as ours. Ship building facilities and numerous shipyards around the country and in Wisconsin are known to be responsible for killing many shipyard workers, and the dangers have been known by the corporations running these businesses for quite sometime. Responsible ship builders obeyed safety laws and protected employees from the hazards relating to asbestos. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please immediately find a lawyer.
Each asbestos mesothelioma case is different. Thus, awards typically vary from six figures to eight figures since wrongful death by mesothelioma is horrible. Our Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers have had excellent results working on behalf of asbestos victims and their families. In the last five years, we have helped these families recover more than $21,000,000.00.
Again, every case is different, but to give you an idea of the type of case that was successful, I summarize one below.
John Doe was born and lived in Wisconsin most of his life. He grew up in the Milwaukee area and lived in the Fox Valley for many years. After retirement, his pulmonologist diagnosed him with pleural mesothelioma after a lung biopsy and PET Scan. Mr. Doe had served in the U.S. Navy after high school, a typical fact for many mesothelioma victims, and was exposed to asbestos in the power systems, HVAC systems and mechanicals of various ships and at shipyards.
After serving in the armed forces, Mr. Doe also did a lot of maintenance and machinist work involving plumbing, electrical power, utilities, insulation, boilers, water systems, pumps, and hydraulics. He worked many years for a couple of the Wisconsin companies facing asbestos litigation or alleged to have some link to asbestos or mesothelioma.
Mr. Doe’s mesothelioma eventually killed him, but before he died, he was most worried about his family and how they would do after he passed. Though he died shortly after I met him, we continued to work for his family and eventually recovered more than $3,500,000.00.
I also previously mentioned that my client had worked with asbestos at shipyards throughout the U.S. Even though he lived in Wisconsin, we made a claim against the entities involved with asbestos at those shipyards causing his mesothelioma. Some shipyards include: Alabama Drydock/Shipping Company, Avondale Shipyards, Brooklyn Shipyard, Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor Shipyard, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and San Diego Naval Shipyard.
Mesothelioma caused by asbestos is a typical case handled by my Wisconsin personal injury law firm. So for my first post, I thought I’d describe one to give readers a general idea of what type of case I handle involving asbestos.
We will call the client Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith lived in Wisconsin and was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. It was discovered via biopsy and he had other medical tests including a PET Scan and lung tap. Mr. Smith was 65 years old. Out of high school, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served as an auxiliaryman working with asbestos in HVAC and mechanical systems. While in the Navy Reserves, he also worked with asbestos in various shipyards. Ships he remembers serving on included submarines and a destroyer and the shipyards he worked in included Baimbridge, Charleston, Portsmith, Norfolk, Philadelphia, and Groton. After serving in the Navy, Mr. Smith worked at a Wisconsin Electric Power Plant in a boiler room, another area replete with asbestos. He then worked at a large medical center in Wisconsin doing mechanical work. He was frequently in areas with pipes, boilers, and insulation all replete with asbestos.
When I met him, Mr. Smith was suffering with breathing difficulties caused by his mesothelioma. He was somewhat angry with asbestos companies, but was more scared and worried about his family. Mr. Smith died within nine months of hiring me to help and though it’s of little consolation to his family, we worked to obtain more than $1,500,000.00 for them. Every case is handled based on the facts, and the facts in his tragic case warranted this. Though I could not do anything for Mr. Smith’s fear and anger, I take comfort in knowing that his family is being helped by my efforts.