Mesothelioma Diagnosis Lawsuit Yields $1M Award

A New York jury awarded $1 million in a mesothelioma lawsuit to the family of a man exposed to asbestos while working on tugboats. Richard Schruder was diagnosed with mesothelioma in May 2008 and died in June of 2009. He had worked on tugboatrs for 35 years. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer found in the lining of the chest and lungs and is only known to occur as a result of exposure to asbestos. It has a very long latency period and is often not discovered until decades after exposure, leading to a limited life expectancy after diagnosis. Asbestos was widely used throughout the last century with use peaking in 1973. Most uses were banned in the mid-1980’s but the number of mesothelioma deaths has continued to rise according to the CDC. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with Mesothelioma, contact attorney Jeffrey Newman