Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus Remember Late Father, Grandfather Who Died
During a recent interview with the stars of the popular Hannah Montana TV
series and upcoming feature film, Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus spoke about their
family patriarch. Billy Ray's father, Ron, died after a battle with mesothelioma in 2006. Exposure to asbestos
is also known to cause serious diseases such as asbestos-related lung cancer and asbestosis.
Mr. Cyrus was a highly respected member of the Kentucky Legislature, where he
served in the House of Representatives from 1976 until 1996. During his
tenure in the House, he served as chair of the Labor and Industry Committee and
Vice Chair of the Cities Committee. The elder Cyrus was firmly committed
to helping working men and women as a member of the Kentucky AFL-CIO, where he
served as secretary-treasurer from 1984-1998.
While it was not disclosed how Mr. Cyrus contracted mesothelioma, he was
likely exposed during work as a rigger or during his service with the U.S. Air
Force. Because the latency period between exposure to asbestos and the diagnosis
of an asbestos-related disease is decades long, it is likely that Mr. Cyrus’
exposure occurred while he was a young adult.
Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading
plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for
over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma caused by asbestos
exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for
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