The daughter of an asbestos cancer victim who passed away from his disease recently filed asbestos lung cancer Illinois state court against her father’s employer and several other defendants alleging the companies failed to exercise due care. The asbestos lung cancer lawsuit names Buffalo Air Handing Inc., Cooper Industries LLC, URS Corp. and others as defendants and seeks compensation for the victim’s wrongful death.
According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court, the victim developed his lung cancer from decades of working with asbestos contaminated products produced and/or distributed by the defendants. The plaintiff’s lawsuit alleges that the defendants knew of the risks associated with products containing asbestos but made a conscious decision not to inform the plaintiff and others of the risks associated.
The victim received his lung cancer diagnosis in December 2017 and passed away soon after in February 2018, at which point the victim’s daughter continued the suit on his behalf to recover compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of his estate. Sadly, many other asbestos cancer victims suffer the same fate as the one in this case where they are given little time left to live and pursue justice against those who caused their irreversible condition.
Asbestos is commonly found as a flaky white mineral and was once used in wide variety of industrial and commercial applications due to its heat-resistant properties. Although the federal government did not start to regulate the sale and use of asbestos until the 1970s, companies knew for decades about the risks of asbestos exposure but did nothing to warn workers and consumers about the dangers.
Even though nothing can undo the effects of an asbestos related lung cancer diagnosis, the law gives victims and their surviving family members the legal right to file mesothelioma cancer lawsuits and hold wrongdoers responsible for their careless actions. Filing claims can recover compensation for damages such as medical treatment, hospital bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering of living with the disease. Furthermore, many companies also have set aside money in asbestos trusts for claimants to draw from in cases the companies go bankrupt.
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