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US worker awarded $30m in asbestos compensation

A man from Kentucky, America has been awarded $30m (around £18m) in asbestos compensation after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

The claimant had worked as a fireman and then as a boiler worker in the Navy for 30 years, which is when it is believed he was exposed to asbestos, a known cause of diseases such as mesothelioma.

Much of the exposure occurred between 1960 and 1977 when he had been working in the boiler rooms of US Navy ships, repairing valves that used parts which contained asbestos.

It is also thought that the man encountered further asbestos exposure while working with feed tanks that were manufactured using pads and gaskets riddled with asbestos.

The claimant was awarded $16 million (about £10m) asbestos compensation for his past pain and suffering and another $16 million for the future suffering he will endure as he battles mesothelioma.


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