The family of a deceased retired Navy sailor has been awarded a substantial judgment in an asbestos case.

Mesothelioma Cancer News (Newport News, Virginia) – The family of a deceased former Navy sailor has been granted a substantial judgment for an asbestos injury claim. As reported by the Daily Press, the family of Gerald Gray, who died of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, has been awarded $1.2 million in a lawsuit against John Crane Inc., an Illinois based manufacturer of ship parts.

As noted in the report, Gray, who died at the age of 75 in April, was exposed to asbestos fibers while working in the Navy. He was once ranked the second highest among enlisted Navy men. Gray was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in February 2008 and died weeks before the beginning of the trial.

Bobby Hatten, an attorney with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, who provided the family with representation in the case, is quoted in the report as stating of Gray, “He suffered a terrible death, and a preventable death.”

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