Sometimes, asbestos-related illnesses take years or even decades to develop to the point that the symptoms are diagnosable. Unfortunately, by then, it is often too late, as the cancer and other diseases related to asbestos exposure are typically incurable and eventually fatal. Often, the exposure occurred in the course of the Ohio individual’s work career, when his or her employer failed to provide adequate warning or protection against the carcinogenic material.
In another state, these are the exact allegations in a recently filed lawsuit. A woman claims that the asbestos to which she was exposed while working led to the development of her mesothelioma. She has filed a complaint alleging negligence — among other counts — against her former employer, now known as Georgia Pacific LLC.
The plaintiff claims that she worked with and was exposed to products that contained asbestos, and that, as a result, she developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-related disease with which she was diagnosed in 2012. The asbestos-containing products were sold or produced by the defendant, at the time known as Georgia-Pacific Corp. Because the defendant allegedly sold, distributed and manufactured these products while failing to provide warnings of the risks associated with asbestos exposure, the plaintiff seeks to hold Georgia Pacific LLC legally responsible.
The plaintiff is seeking judgment for all damages, as well as interest and legal fees, and further relief as the court deems appropriate. This scenario is sadly not uncommon in Ohio as well, with the state’s history in manufacturing and production jobs. Anyone who has suffered in such a manner due to asbestos exposure, or who has lost a loved one due to an asbestos-related cancer or illness, may benefit from exploring their legal options for justice and compensation with an experienced asbestos litigation attorney.
Source: setexasrecord.com, “Woman alleges exposure to asbestos in Georgia Pacific products caused cancer“, Philip Gonzales, Oct. 11, 2017