A $10.3 million verdict was secured against two stevedoring companies and a shipping company on behalf of Henry Pete, who was exposed to raw asbestos he unloaded from the Port of New Orleans while working as a longshoreman in the 1960s. Pete was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2019.
Pete worked as a longshoreman from 1964 until 1968, unloading cargo, including burlap bags of asbestos. During the unloading process, Pete testified the bags of asbestos would frequently tear and spread dust within the ship’s hold.
Shipyard workers and others in the maritime trades were at special risk for much of the 20th century. Asbestos tiles and insulators were favored as a flame retardant in ships and port facilities. Learn more about asbestos exposure here.
Experienced Asbestos Attorneys in Philadelphia
Nass Cancelliere has established itself as one of the premier asbestos law firms and jury trial lawyers in the country. Our firm strongly believes that if an asbestos defendant does not offer our client fair compensation for their disease, then they should be taken to Court. Over the past 40 years, we have obtained millions of dollars in asbestos jury verdicts for our clients. The following is a sampling of some of those jury verdicts.
Our firm has handled and won verdicts for numerous Navy veterans, shipbuilders and those involved in the shipping industries, including:
- S. Navy Veteran/HVAC $2,750,000
- Shipyard Worker $1,671,000
See more representative verdicts.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, contact our law office today by completing the Contact Us form on this website or by selecting the Live Chat button on any website page. You can also reach Nass Cancelliere by phone toll free at 215-546-8200, or by calling your local Nass Cancelliere office directly.