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Lawsuit alleges lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure

The family of a former pipe fitter has filed a lawsuit against his employers, alleging that they should have warned the pipe fitter of the risks and dangers of asbestos exposure, and that they are therefore responsible for his death.

The asbestos lawsuit was filed two years after the pipe fitter passed away from lung cancer, which was caused by his exposure to asbestos. According to court documents, he worked for El DuPont Nemours and Co. for several years in the late 1950s, during which time he was exposed to asbestos dust and fibers. As a result of that exposure, he contracted the lung cancer that ultimately caused his death.

In the lawsuit, the man's family alleges that DuPont failed to warn its employees of the risks and dangers associated with asbestos exposure. The company is also accused of requiring employees to work near or with asbestos without the appropriate protections or safety measures.

In addition, the family also names two other companies, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp and Zurn Industries for manufacturing, designing, selling, distributing, processing, applying or installing machinery and insulation that was "poisonous and highly harmful."

Unfortunately, cases and lawsuits like the one discussed above are becoming all-too-common in Illinois and other states throughout the United States. Because of the long latency period of mesothelioma, lung cancer and similar diseases, more and more people who worked closely with asbestos before its dangers were widely known and its use was prohibited by law are now being diagnosed with those deadly diseases. As such, it is likely that the number of mesothelioma lawsuits will only continue to increase in the coming years.

Source: Southeast Texas Record, "Asbestos exposure at DuPont blamed for man's death," John Suayan, Aug. 9, 2012

At our Madison County law firm, we help people who have been exposed to asbestos at work. For more information, please visit our asbestos exposure page.

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