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Man seeks to hold ExxonMobil liable for asbestos exposure

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is usually fatal. As many residents of Ohio are, sadly, well-aware, it is an illness that often develops as a result of asbestos exposure. Asbestos, a naturally occurring carcinogenic substance, was heavily used in manufacturing plants all over the country before -- and, distressingly, sometimes even after -- its deadly nature was discovered.

In another state, a man has filed a lawsuit, alleging his exposure to asbestos caused him to develop mesothelioma. He alleges that his diagnosis was a direct result of his exposure to asbestos-containing products manufactured by the defendants named in the complaint. The man and his wife accuse these companies -- ExxonMobil Oil Corp., Atlantic Richfield Co., BAE Systems Resolution Inc., et al. -- of negligence, among other legal grounds for the imposition of liability.

The plaintiff seeks to hold the defendants responsible because they supposedly knew -- or should have been aware -- of the harmfulness of the insulation or machinery, and of its poisonous nature and potential threat to human health. The plaintiffs request trial by jury. The lawsuit seeks both joint and separate judgments against the defendants for all damages, legal fees and interest, plus additional equitable relief as the court deems proper.

Residents of Ohio who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure may have similar recourse available. An attorney with experience in asbestos litigation would be able to offer legal counsel and ongoing support to victims and their families. The medical treatment required for this type of cancer is typically costly and ongoing, and a successfully litigated case could result in the award of monetary damages to help with resulting expenses, as well as the victim's pain and suffering.

Source:, "ExxonMobil Oil Corp., others named in suit by man who alleges he was injured by asbestos exposure", Philip Gonzales, Sept. 7, 2017

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