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11/05/2013 - New Orleans, Louisiana – A man is suing a number of defendant corporations in a lawsuit filed over asbestos-related cancer known as malignant mesothelioma. Luby A. Baio says the defendants exposed him to toxic asbestos fibers on a regular basis, as a result of which he developed the deadly mesothelioma cancer.
Baio has filed a lawsuit against the companies in the Central District Court in Orleans Parish. Some of the companies named as defendants in this case are: Asbestos Corporation Limited., Taylor Seidnbach Incorporated, Eagle Incorporated, Reily-Benton Company Incorporated, Mccarthy Corporation, Burnmaster Land & Development Company LLC, CSR Limited., Zurich American Insurance Company, Sud-Chemie Incorporated, Clariant Corporation, Gulf Belting and Gasket Company, and Uniroyal Incorporated.
According to the suit, while working and staying on the W. Bank, Baio inhaled and was exposed to substantial amounts of hazardous asbestos fibers. Baio claims he was not at all aware of the fact that asbestos is a dangerous material and exposure to its fibers could result in terminal diseases like mesothelioma cancer.
According to the petitioner, his occupational exposure to hazardous asbestos fibers was the reason for his lung cancer diagnosis. He says nobody has ever survived for long after developing malignant mesothelioma because it is not at all curable. Mesothelioma is a rare and terminal form of asbestos cancer that affects the lining of chest and abdomen (mesothelium).
The defendants were miners, distributors, manufacturers, marketers, sellers, or contractors of various asbestos products. The lawsuit says the defendants negligently distributed and/or used several, unreasonably hazardous, asbestos-containing products. The suit alleges that the defendant companies are legally responsible for the injuries that are being suffered by the petitioner as they neglected the safety of workers while making huge profits.
Neither Baio nor his fellow workers were provided with adequate protective equipment while dealing with or working near dangerous asbestos products, the plaintiff says. Employers are supposed to provide enough protective devices to their workers while asking them to work around toxic materials like asbestos. Additionally, they are supposed to provide the workers with a harmless working environment.
The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for physical pain, sufferings, mental anguish, emotional distress, medical costs, and wrongful death. Hon. Piper D Griffin, the Division I Judge, will preside over the case.