A laborer has filed suit over his allegedly having been exposed to asbestos during his career and it having caused him to be diagnosed with mesothelioma. The man is suing over negligence, conspiracy and spoilation of evidence.
According to court records, the suit was filed March 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court by David Lineberry against Aurora Pump Company, General Electric Company, Honeywell International Inc., Owens-Illinois Inc., and several other listed defendants.
The plaintiff claims that in the years that he worked from 1962 to the 1980s as a pipe insulator and a plumber he had been exposed to and inhaled asbestos fibers which emanated from products he worked with that had been manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants named in his lawsuit.
Lineberry was diagnosed with mesothelioma on October 15 of last year which he alleges had been caused by his exposure to asbestos fibers. Lineberry also alleges that the defendants had the duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for him and others working around products containing asbestos but they failed to do so.
As a result of the alleged negligence, Lineberry alleges that the asbestos exposure over a prolonged period of time caused him to develop mesothelioma. This has caused him to pay large medical bills and he has been caused pain, mental anguish and will no longer be able to work as a result. He has lost his wages and his family has been deprived of his means to support them.
His wife, Peggy Lineberry, further seeks $50,000, alleging loss of consortium her husband’s illness has caused her.
Lineberry’s suit against the plaintiff seeks an excess of $50,000 for each of seven counts against all of the defendants. Lineberry and his wife both are seeking compensation for court costs and other relief that the court deems appropriate in the case.
People most likely to get mesothelioma are those who have worked around asbestos. However, because the material is so fine, wives and children were exposed as well. Anyone doing the laundry for a worker would have been exposed.
People exposed to asbestos also can develop lung cancer or a very serious, progressive non-cancer disease called asbestosis.
If your loved one has passed away from mesothelioma, you have our deepest condolences for your loss. While no amount of money could ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, you or another family member may have the chance to file a wrongful death claim. Such a settlement may make it possible for family members to recoup some of the financial losses, including the loss of income, from the negligent party.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other disease related to asbestos exposure, you need the help of an attorney who will fight on your side to make sure those responsible are held accountable. At John Foy & Associates, we will never charge you to fight your mesothelioma case. Our fees come out of any settlement you receive. Contact us at any time at our toll-free number, 404-400-4000. We staff it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Atlanta’s “Strong Arm” attorney is there to help. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.