Asbestos Legal: Marine Machinist
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Marine Machinist diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other Asbestos related diseases have legal options and may seek compensation through Mesothelioma litigation.
Filing a claim against the companies that are responsible for your asbestos exposure will help you gain compensation for medical costs and pain and suffering associated with asbestos-related illnesses. A Mesothelioma lawyer can help you pursue compensation for the following things:
- Lost income
- Medical bills
- Group support for yourself and loved ones
- End-of-life expenses
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Marine Machinist – Asbestos Trades – $7.5 Mesothelioma Award
California man awarded $7.5m in Mesothelioma case
December 19th, 2008 by Wendi Lewis
A mandiagnosed with mesothelioma earlier this year will receive a $7.5 million settlement against 11 defendants that reportedly made, supplied or distributed the asbestos-containing products he handled and was exposed to in the workplace, according to a story in the Times-Herald. Robert Hilt of Vallejo, California., is 64. It is believed he developedmesotheliomaduring his work as amarine machinist.
The case was heard in San Francisco Superior Court last month. The Times-Herald reports that two weeks into the case, the last of the defendants settled out of court. It is believed the settlement is the richest inCalifornia history, particularly for a person of Hilt’s age, the paper reports.
According to the Times-Herald, it is believed that Hilt was exposed toasbestos at a series of jobs in theSan Francisco area beginning in 1963 and continuing through 1972, during which he was employed as a janitor and later as a machinist in two shipyards, where he worked on submarines. Following his stint in the shipyards, Hilt worked for the U.S. Mint inSan Francisco until 2004. He and his wife, Geraldine, have lived inVallejo for about 20 years.