An asbestos lawsuit filed by a Vidor, Texas couple is against over 100 corporate defendants, according to a news story in the Southeast Texas Record. The reason for the high number of defendants is because the plaintiff was a truck driver who regularly visited the premises of the defendants. Though the asbestos lawsuit doesn’t say which member of the couple is the plaintiff, the Record reports that medical records attached to the lawsuit show that Charles Dees was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2007 and had occupational asbestos exposure from 1950-1980.
Some of the defendants in this asbestos lawsuit include Chevron, BP, AMF Incorporated and A.W. Chesterton. The couple, Charles Dees and Mary Guidroz, are suing for exemplary damages and allege that the companies “negligently used asbestos insulation on their premises,” and that the facilities were an unsafe place to work. They also allege that the companies did not test asbestos products.
It will be interesting to see how this asbestos lawsuit turns out. Asbestos exposure can be extremely harmful, and many workers have been exposed to it while on the job. People who worked in the construction, shipbuilding and automotive industries may have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that does not have a cure.
Mesothelioma attacks the lining of various body organs, and it can actually take decades for noticeable symptoms to appear. This is why all too often people do not realize that the cause of their illness is asbestos exposure.
Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer for help if you or a loved one have mesothelioma, or if you were exposed to asbestos. If you have questions about mesothelioma or asbestos exposure, please call 1-888-370-0121 to speak with a resource professional.