DuPont sued after family breadwinner dies from asbestos-related mesothelioma
August 10, 2009 – The wife and child of a deceased Texas worker have filed an asbestos suit against E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Co., alleging the man died from mesothelioma and asbestosis after he was exposed to asbestos during the course of his career.
According to the complaint, filed July 31 in Jefferson County (Tex.) District Court, Albert Abshire inhaled significant amounts of asbestos fibers during his work at DuPont in Jefferson County. Occupational asbestos exposure is known to cause mesothelioma and other diseases.
The lawsuit blames chemical manufacturer DuPont for allowing its employees to work around asbestos when it knew asbestos could cause cancer and other deadly diseases. Other lawsuits have been filed against DuPont over asbestos.
The current asbestos lawsuit states that DuPont worker Abshire died a "terrible and painful death" on Dec. 23rd, and his family is seeking exemplary and punitive damages, plus costs, interest at the legal rate and other relief to which his widow and child may be entitled.
Government sources estimate that in the next decade more than 35,000 people nationwide will be diagnosed with the deadliest form of asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.
This disease is most often the result of industrial workplace exposure to asbestos – and usually contracted through employers’ blatant disregard for the health and safety of their workers. That’s why people diagnosed with mesothelioma and their family members have strong cases in court.
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Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the rights of asbestos-injured workers since 1986 – longer than most law firms in the nation. And in that time the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients.
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