A mesothelioma victim was awarded $1.45 million on Thursday after a jury ruled that his mesothelioma cancer was the result of being exposed to asbestos at a job he held 45 years ago.

Roger Hammett won his mesothelioma case. But what’s odd about his diagnosis is that he developed mesothelioma after only working for 67 days around asbestos.

Mesothelioma takes as long as 50 years to develop, but usually is the result of prolonged asbestos exposure, so it is strange that his condition deteriorated so rapidly. Hammett is only expected to live one more year but the settlement should offer him at least peace of mind knowing that justice was served.

Hammett worked on a ship known as the SS Seattle in 1966, which sailed from Seattle, Washington, to Anchorage and Kodiak Island, Alaska, and back.

During the 67-days he was at sea, Hammett explains he was exposed to asbestos, which caused his mesothelioma to develop years later.

Despite the short exposure period, the jury agreed that his disease was the result of his asbestos exposure during his service on the SS Seattle.

Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart and chest cavities. Although there are treatments for it, there is currently no cure for mesothelioma. However, victims are entitled to seek legal help, just as Hammett did. If you or someone you know is suffering with mesothelioma, turn to a leading mesothelioma lawyer for help immediately.

Mesothelioma attorneys do whatever it takes to ensure you obtain justice after being exposed to asbestos without the proper safety gear. Your paralegal will thoroughly investigate your employment history to determine the source of your exposure and will make sure those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

With the help of a top team of mesothelioma lawyers, you might be eligible to receive millions of dollars in money damages and medical care. Your paralegal will stop at nothing to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefits possible for your disease.

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