In Tennessee and all across the United States, when people go into work they expect their work environment to be a clean and safe environment for them to work in. However, this is not always the case. Some workplaces have their employees working around and breathing in dangerous substances such as asbestos which can lead to serious health problems and cancer. If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos while at your work place and then been diagnosed with cancer because of it, you should speak to a Tennessee asbestos lawyer right away. They will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the compensation you need.
In this case, Leopold Granier Jr., was exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma because of the negligence of Avondale Shipyards, Cajun Insulation and Union Carbide Corp. As well as awarding Granier 1.5 million in general damages, the jury also found that Avondale Shipyards, Cajun Insulation and Union Carbide Corp., were truly liable and that the products in their possession were found to be a “substantial and contributing cause” of Granier’s diagnoses.
The jury found Union Carbide Corporation especially liable because asbestos materials were integrated into the company’s plant where Granier worked and contributed to his cancer.
As well as the awarded 1.5 million in general damages, Granier also was awarded $104,160.77 in special damages. Avondale, which was acquired by Northrop Grumman Corp, is scheduled to close in 2013. The Corporation announced this decision due to the Navy’s reduced order of new warships from the company. The shipyard was once the largest employer in the state and had more than two thousand employees.
Cases just like this one unfortunately happen to workers all over the country and even to Tennessee workers. If you or someone you care about has been exposed to asbestos and then had serious medical problems or been diagnosed with cancer, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee asbestos and personal injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.