73 Year Old Apprentice's Family Awarded $2.25 Million For Asbestos Exposure In Workplace

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New York Mesothelioma Lawyers Defend Leonard Shafer In Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

A New York City jury awarded $2.25 million in the case of 73 year old Leonard Shafer who had exposure to asbestos in his workplace as a civilian employee at the New York Naval Shipyard (Brooklyn Navy Yard) in the 1950's. New York Mesothelimoa lawyers, Levy, Phillips & Konigsberg, L.L.C., helped prove Shafer developed pleural mesothelioma, which is an aggressive, incurable cancer during his career at the Shipyard.

"Mr. Shafer endured pain and suffering that spanned an eighteen month time period from the time he was diagnosed until the time of the death," said Carmen St. George, New York's top Mesothelioma Lawyers from Levy, Phillips, Konigsberg. "Many years ago, nobody knew the affects of being exposed to asbestos in the workplace and unfortunately today, we are being faced with the dangers."

Like so many of his colleagues, Mr. Shafer never wore respiratory protection and was unaware of the dangers of asbestos. John Crane, Inc. was the company that manufactured and supplied the asbestos-containing stuffing tube packing material to the U.S. Navy for use on Navy ships. In this asbestos exposure lawsuit, the jury determined that exposure to the John Crane packing material caused Mr. Shafer's mesothelioma, and that his illness was reasonably foreseeable to the company.

The New York mesothelioma lawyers have won several significant jury verdicts in the course of more than 25 years of representing victims who suffer from the affects of asbestos exposure in the workplace, including: the first ever asbestos verdict against the welding industry; the first ever asbestos verdict against the talc industry; the largest verdict in the nation against a manufacturer of Navy cable; and the largest verdicts in the nation against manufacturers of asbestos gaskets and packing. New York mesothelioma lawyers at LPK have been recognized on the list of Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

About Levy, Phillips & Konigsberg:
Although LPK's offices are located in New York and New Jersey, LPK represents families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure in the workplace nationwide. For more information about this mesothelioma trial, LPK's mesothelioma trial attorneys, or for more information about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, please call the New York mesothelioma lawyers at 800-MESO-LAW or 212-605-6200.


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