Often, in Ohio, asbestos litigation involves cases of worker exposure due to the material’s heavy use in industrial work and factories decades ago. In another state, a couple is making similar claims against a number of companies. A husband and wife are both suing several companies with claims that the companies’ negligence in regards to asbestos-containing products led to the man’s development of lung cancer.
The suit names almost a dozen companies, among them Viacom Inc. and 3M Company. The complaint, filed in February 2015, alleges that the man’s lung cancer was caused by his exposure to products containing asbestos. The man and his wife claim that the companies failed to provide accurate information or sufficient warning to employees regarding the hazards of exposure to asbestos and working with products containing the material.
In addition to the man’s health complaints regarding his asbestos-related disease, his wife is also seeking damages for loss of consortium. The couple is seeking trial by jury. They request judgment, both jointly and separately, for exemplary and punitive damages.
These types of cases are sadly not uncommon within the state of Ohio. Because of its history of active industrial and construction work during a time period when asbestos was a widely-used manufacturing material, many employees were unknowingly submitted to prolonged and repeated contact with the cancer-causing material. If any workers were exposed – even decades ago — and are now experiencing symptoms or have been diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis, they may benefit from the legal counsel of an attorney with experience in asbestos litigation.
Source: setexasrecord.com, “Couple blames asbestos-containing product manufacturers for husband’s illness“, Philip Gonzales, March 7, 2017