Houston, Tx, USA , 02/10/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Couple Files Suit Against 70+ Asbestos Companies
Lee Sturdivant and his wife Betty have been living with his diagnosis of asbestosis lung cancer for over three years, and since that time, the couple has been doing their homework. Having been told that his condition, much like mesothelioma, is a cancer that is specifically caused by asbestos, they looked back over his life to determine how he might have been exposed and discovered over seventy companies whose products or unsafe work practices they blame for his sickness. The two filed suit against them all, as well as against insurance giant Metropolitan Life for conspiring to suppress information about the dangers of the carcinogenic material.
Among the companies that the two have named in their lawsuit are such notables as Dow Chemical Company, Honeywell International, Inc., and the Sherwin Williams Company. Mr. Sturdivant is a veteran of the U.S. Army who served between 1971 and 1976, and who then moved on to work for a number of companies in a variety of occupations. The couples’ lawsuit, which seeks no less than $50,000 from each of the defendants, alleges negligence and other claims, as well as loss of consortium from her husband for Betty.
Asbestos-related diseases have sickened tens of thousands over the years. As the American justice system began ruling in favor of plaintiffs like the Sturdivants and ordering asbestos companies to provide compensation to victims, many companies sought bankruptcy protection, but they were required to establish asbestos bankruptcy trusts as part of their reorganization plans in order to ensure that those who had been sickened and who had not yet filed lawsuits would be protected and provided with appropriate compensation in the future. These asbestos bankruptcy trusts have an estimated current value of $30 billion dollars available to help victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. For those companies for whom trusts don’t exist, victims have no other option but to file lawsuits similar to those being filed by the Sturdivants.
If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma or any other condition that can be attributed to your exposure to asbestos, then an attorney who is experienced in asbestos law suits can help. The law firm of Danziger & De Llano has a record of successfully assisting asbestos victims in applying for compensation from the $30 billion asbestos bankruptcy trusts, as well as in filing lawsuits against the companies whose negligence has created so many victims. Call us today at 800-818-5043 to learn more about your options.
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