The surviving spouse and child of a Texas man are seeking damages for the death of their husband and father, who developed asbestos-related cancer and other diseases after allegedly being exposed to the material in his workplace. The lawsuit, which was filed with the assistance of a Texas asbestos attorney, claims that the man’s employers allegedly let workers labor around products that contained asbestos despite understanding the health risks that those products could pose.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for Texas for more information. We can discuss your options in a free, no obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated asbestos mesothelioma lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Family Claims Father’s Employer Was Negligent
The family members have filed a lawsuit against the man’s former employers, alleging that his employers were negligent in exposing their workers to asbestos products and its associated health risks. According to The Southeast Texas Record, the lawsuit maintains that the man’s employers were allegedly aware for decades that cancer and other diseases could result from asbestos exposure. However, the employers still permitted their employees to work near asbestos or even directly with products that contained the dangerous substance, the lawsuit alleges.
The plaintiffs contend that the man’s exposure to asbestos led to health problems that eventually caused his death. The man, who worked for the same employers from 1952 to 1997, developed asbestos-related diseases and lung cancer, which ultimately claimed his life. The man’s surviving family members, who allege that knowingly exposing employees to asbestos constitutes gross negligence, are seeking exemplary damages plus costs of the lawsuit, the website reported.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace. If this duty is breached, injured employees may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and suffering
If an employee dies due to an unsafe work condition, family members may be eligible to seek compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Loss of the deceased person’s economic support
- Mental anguish caused by the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
People injured, or the family members of those killed, in unsafe work environments are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine their rights to compensation.
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