The family of a retired naval machinist was awarded $5.2 million by a jury in Los Angeles, in a suit brought against asbestos manufacturers alleging exposure to their products caused asbestos related cancer. Richard Walmach, a mesothelioma victim, passed away in 2006. The jury found Foster Wheeler Corporation acted with malice and awarded a verdict of $5.2 million, including $2 million in punitive damages. Walmach removed asbestos from Foster Wheeler boilers during his career as a machinist. Walmach worked at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in the 1960s and worked for 37 years at the Puget Sound Naval Yard.
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