As more time passes, it seems that more and more mesothelioma and asbestos-related claims are being filed in civil court. The latest example was provided in an article published in the Madison County Record on July 9. The article details the story of a
James Weese was employed as a pipefitter, welder and general laborer in various locations and for various companies from the 1940’s until he retired in the early 1990’s. He claims that his work led him to be unreasonably exposed to asbestos in several instances, which is why his named defendants to the action include Alcoa, CBS, Discount Auto Parts, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Goodyear, Honeywell International, Ingersoll-Rand, John Crane, Owens-Illinois, Pabst Brewing, Sears and U.S. Steel, according to the article.
Weese was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March, and seeks at least $250,000 in damages to help pay for his treatments. As it’s quoted in the article and below, Weese is also seeking to “punish” the defendants in regards to the damages sought:
“In addition to compensatory damages, an award of punitive damages is appropriate and necessary in order to punish the defendants for willful, wanton, intentional and reckless misconduct and to deter them and others from engaging in like misconduct in the future,” the complaint states.
This is, unfortunately, only the latest in a long line of tragic stories. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, contact the mesothelioma attorneys at Williams Kherkher to schedule a free initial consultation. You can do so by calling us toll-free at (866) 950-9000.