West Virginia Widow Names 103 Companies in Asbestos Lawsuit
When a person is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, they generally fall into two categories. They either believe that they know exactly how they were exposed and who is to blame, or have no idea how they were exposed and think it will be impossible to hold somebody responsible. Interestingly, in both cases there is a good chance that the victim is wrong. That is because an experienced mesothelioma law firm will use their vast resources to identify all possible exposures based upon work experience and life experiences. The victim who initially believes that it was a single work environment that exposed them to asbestos will be surprised to learn that there are dozens of companies whose negligence resulted in their exposure, and the person who believes that the source of their exposure will forever be a mystery will be surprised to learn that many others who lived in the same area, worked with the same materials or walked by the same factory on their way to school each day were also sickened. This is the power of working with an experienced attorney that specializes in representing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease victims.
A good example of how many different companies can be established as having been complicit in exposing innocent people to asbestos exposure can be found in the lawsuit just filed by Lois June Wells of Middlebourne, West Virginia. Mrs. Wells late husband Robert Wayne Wells worked at Weirton Steel in Weirton and Miles/Mobay in New Martinsville. Though one might think that only those two companies would be named in her wrongful death lawsuit, her mesothelioma law firm named 103 different companies as responsible for his untimely death from asbestos-related lung cancer. Mr. Wells was diagnosed with his illness in May of 2015 and died just two months later.
The companies that have been charged are accused of being negligent for a number of reasons. The suit indicates that they either knew or should of known of the dangers posed by their product and that they failed to provide warnings or precautions such as safety gear or equipment. Equipment and supplies were not labeled, were not in a safe condition, and warnings were not made available, making each in some way responsible for his exposure to the dangerous toxin.
Mrs. Wells’ case is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. It is likely that some of the named defendants will settle out of court, while others may defend themselves in court. In all cases, it is the work of the mesothelioma attorney to ensure that each entity that played a contributing role in the victim’s death is named in the lawsuit in order to ensure that justice is fully served and the victim or their family gets the highest compensation possible. At Danziger & De Llano, we represent mesothelioma victims every day, and we work to ensure that all those who have played a part are made to pay. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.
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