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An aircraft mechanic from Texas and his wife recently filed a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit against the husband’s former employer and its parts supplier claiming the defendants are responsible for the victim’s malignant cancer diagnosis. The asbestos cancer lawsuit names Lockheed Martin Corp., 3M Co., and General Dynamics Corp. as parties responsible for the plaintiff’s mesothelioma diagnosis and seeks damages for the victim’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

According to the mesothelioma cancer lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, the victim worked for approximately 40 years as an aircraft mechanic for Lockheed Martin Corp. after graduating high school in 1963. During that time, he was frequently exposed to deadly levels of asbestos fibers in products used, manufactured, and sold by the defendants.

The plaintiff claims he was never warned by any of the companies about the dangers of using asbestos-containing products and subsequently developed mesothelioma as a result of his prolonged exposure to the carcinogen. The asbestos cancer lawsuit claims the defendants owed the plaintiff a duty to warn him about the dangers of asbestos, which were known to the companies, but instead chose not to take reasonable safety precautions to prevent foreseeable injury.

A former Illinois aircraft mechanic recently filed an asbestos cancer lawsuit against several defendants the plaintiff claims are responsible for the lung cancer diagnosis he received in 2017 after decades of exposure to the deadly carcinogen. The mesothelioma cancer lawsuit names CBS Corporation, General Electric, John Crane Inc., Honeywell International, Union Carbide Corporation, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as defendants.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court, the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos while he worked as an aircraft mechanic from 1963 to 2011. The lawsuit claims the defendants either manufactured or installed asbestos products to which the plaintiff was exposed during his career. The plaintiff further alleges that the defendants knew full well that their asbestos-laden products were harmful to workers but chose not to warn him or others of the dangers.

Asbestos was once used in a variety of industrial applications for its heat-resistant and malleable properties, which made it ideal for numerous uses. Unfortunately, the once-popular insulation material is directly linked to developing deadly cancers, including mesothelioma. Despite knowing for decades about the risks associated with exposure to asbestos, companies continued to manufacture and install these products to the detriment of innocent people simply trying to earn a living and support themselves and their families.

The family of a deceased Texas petroleum worker recently filed a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit against the victim’s employer, Phillips 66, over allegations that the company knew about dangerous working conditions, including asbestos exposure, but did nothing to warn employees. The plaintiffs’ lawsuit asks the court to award exemplary damages (sometimes referred to as punitive damages) for what they deem to be especially egregious behavior on the part of the defendant.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County District Court, the deceased worked from 1955 to 1979 for Phillips Petroleum at the company’s Bogner facility as an insulator, during which time he was exposed to asbestos. As a result of the exposure to asbestos, the victim developed mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that commonly affects the body’s vital organs like the heart, lungs, and abdomen. In January 2017, the victim passed away due to his condition, which the lawsuit alleges was a painful experience.

The plaintiffs claim that Phillips Petroleum was well aware of the dangers employees faced while working with asbestos and other carcinogens but did not put in place reasonable safety measures to prevent foreseeable health consequences or warning employees about the risks. This indifference to worker safety was tantamount to an act of malice, and Phillips Petroleum should therefore be subject to severe punishment, according to the plaintiffs.

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