Brayton Purcell, LLP - 222 Rush Landing Road, PO Box 6169, Novato, CA 94945

Asbestos Victim’s Family Win $3.6 Million

The family of a crew member who worked for Carnival Cruise Lines has been awarded $3.6 million by a Miami Court.

The Plaintiff was Italian and he worked as an electrician aboard four different Carnival Cruise Line ships from 1985 through 2000. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001 which was due to him having been exposed to asbestos throughout his career.

Asbestos poses little threat while intact, but if disturbed, its fibers are released into the air and if inhaled they can lead to serious and usually fatal diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer, all of which can take years to develop.

Most asbestos victims come into contact with asbestos at work especially those in the shipping industry where asbestos is commonly used to insulate boilers, engines and pipes.

In this particular case, the Plaintiff in the case worked in close proximity to asbestos in the engine room and machines spaces and an autopsy revealed his cancer had been caused by exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit against Carnival was filed for pain and suffering before he died, as well as loss of earnings and support to the victim’s family as a result of his cancer. The trial lasted nine days but it only took the jury under four hours to award the family $3.6 million.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP  at  (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.