Man dies of mesothelioma after working with asbestos gasket material. Family files lawsuit against ex-employers
He was employed from 1957 to 1978 as a laborer at various locations, the lawsuit says.
Asbestos was commonly used years ago in ship building and construction. It was a cost effective, durable material that was chosen to be made into a variety of parts including gasket material.
Gasket material is in many different products from vehicles to ships and within our homes and buildings.
The lawsuit claims the defendants knew or should have known that the asbestos fibers contained in their products had a toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect upon the health of people.
The dangers of exposure to asbestos is all too familiar to the attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit.
We are a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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