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A mesothelioma widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Union Carbide in June of 2011. The widow accused the chemical company of causing her husband’s malignant mesothelioma, which took his life. A New Jersey Appellate Court gave the go-ahead for the lawsuit saying that the company’s shipments of asbestos to the plant her worked were enough to tie his mesothelioma to his workplace.

About Asbestos

elderly womanWhen the asbestos industry was booming, families of workers were at great risk. Workers often came home with asbestos fibers in their hair, work clothes, and tools. This exposed family members to the toxic substance and increasing their risk of related diseases.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) presented a Workers’ Home Contamination Study to Congress that showed “families of asbestos-exposed workers have been at increased risk of pleural, pericardial or peritoneal mesothelioma, lung cancer, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, and nonmalignant pleural and parenchymal abnormalities as well as asbestosis.”
Occupations that are at high risk for exposure in older buildings include firefighters, contractors, demolition workers, electricians, and plumbers.

Justice for Mesothelioma Victims

While working at the plant for Union Carbide, the victim handled their products from 1969 to 1984. The products at the plant were full of asbestos for nearly the 40 years the victim worked there. Not only did he handle the asbestos-laden products but also worked in a place dubbed the “powder room”. There he would mix raw ingredients including asbestos. The company denied all allegations and said there was a warning label against inhalation.
However, the jury wasn’t buying it. At 74-years-old, the plant worked had mesothelioma and died. The jury felt his life was cut short and awarded his widow $2.1 million to compensate for her husband’s pain and suffering, as well as $150,000 for her loss of his companionship and $130,000 for past and future impact.

Get Help with a Specialized Complex Litigation Attorney

Sad Elderly ManA Complex Litigation attorney like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is critical when seeking help to cover your asbestos-related expenses. Identifying the location and place of exposure is crucial to your lawsuit. Experienced lawyers are familiar with companies that used asbestos and know which job sites had a significant amount of asbestos use. Also, they know which products contained high concentrations of the toxic mineral.
Also, consultations are completely free, confidential and have no obligation. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm has successfully represented thousands of consumers and recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Attorneys across the country have recognized us as some of the most experienced and successful in the country. Many seek out our award-winning staff for our knowledge of complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies, and trial tactics.
Most of all, our law office is resourceful and dedicated to pursuing any compensation. Because of this, we have also received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, such as inclusion on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees.  In fact, we will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages.

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