Dallas mesothelioma attorney-A. Witherite-says welder sues 31 corporations.
Dallas, TX (WiredPRNews.Com)–A lawsuit was recently filed in the 60th District Court by a Texas man alleging 31 defendant corporations are responsible for his recently diagnosed malignant mesothelioma cancer. The plaintiff, Thaddeus Alpough, has previously sued all the named defendants claiming they are responsible for his non-malignant asbestos related disease because he was continuously exposed to asbestos containing products while he worked as a laborer, welder and supervisor.
Thaddeus Alpough’s lawyer recently filed the supplementary lawsuit in District Court citing a 2000 Texas Supreme Court decision. The high court ruled a plaintiff can file an additional lawsuit for asbestos related cancers if their asbestos related illnesses later become cancerous. Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant for over 60 years throughout the U.S., world and military organizations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) www.epa.gov and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) www.cpsc.gov have banned several asbestos products. Manufacturers have also voluntarily limited uses of asbestos. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles.
The suit filed in court claims the companies failed to warn Alpough and their employees of the hazards of asbestos exposure. The companies provided laborers with inferior protective respirator masks which contributed to Alpough’s now fatal health problems. Due to the long incubation period, after exposure to asbestos products, symptoms which include shortness of breath, chest pain and severe cough, may not surface for 20 years or more. Mesothelioma cancer is an incurable malignancy making treatment and symptom management difficult. Currently doctors and nurses specializing in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer state there in no cure and minimal chance of survival. The physical pain, lost wages and benefits, mounting medical bills for mesothelioma treatment and the mental anguish of pending death from asbestos exposure illnesses can be catastrophic. Consulting a Dallas Asbestos exposure injury lawyer specializing in malignant mesothelioma claims may help you and your family received compensation for your damages.
Media Contact: Dallas Asbestos Injury Lawyer Amy K. Witherite
Practice areas: Mesothelioma Cancer Claims
Amy Witherite. Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. 3100 Monticello Avenue, Suite 500. Dallas, TX 75205 – Toll Free: (888) 407-6669