PA Couple Wins $6.4M in Asbestos Claim
A former PECO employee was awarded $6.4 million by a Philadelphia (PA) jury in an asbestos exposure lawsuit which alleged that the man was exposed to dangerous asbestos products during his job and developed lung cancer.
The plaintiffs in this case were William Roverano, a former employee of PECO Energy Company, and his wife. The Roveranos filed their complaint in 2014 April in the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia. The defendants include Honeywell International Incorporated, Brand Insulation Incorporated, and John Crane Incorporated.
William was employed as a carpenter with PECO from 1971 until 2001, the suit claimed. According to the suit, he had habit of smoking 1-1.5 pack of cigarettes every day between 1967 and 1997.
All through his employment, William was exposed repeatedly to a number of asbestos products, such as packing material manufactured by John Crane and thermal insulation supplied and installed by Brand Insulation, according to the complaint. Other asbestos products to which William was exposed include generators, boilers, gaskets, pipe coverings and turbines, the suit claims.
Because of his regular and repeated exposure to asbestos-containing products, William Roverano developed bilateral lung cancer, the complaint says. He was diagnosed with the cancer in 2013 November, according to the suit.
The verdict, which favored the plaintiffs, was declared last Wednesday. The award includes $5.2M for William Roverano and $1.25M for his wife Jacqueline Roverano for her alleged loss of consortium.
Asbestos exposure is linked to a number of devastating medical conditions, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural thickening, and mesothelioma. Though all asbestos-related diseases are catastrophic, the deadliest ailment caused by asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, a rare cancer begins in the mesothelial cells.
In most cases, mesothelioma is a result of occupational asbestos exposure. Though employers and manufacturers of asbestos-containing products were aware of the associated hazards, they concealed the info from workers and failed to protect them from asbestos exposure by providing them with sufficient apparel. Therefore, victims of asbestos exposure are legally entitled to recover damages from the parties responsible for their medical condition. Mesothelioma lawyers can help you in this regard. Mesothelioma lawyers understand legal issues concerning asbestos exposure and the unique challenges faced by asbestos victims and can help them obtaining the highest possible damages they deserve.