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7 plaintiffs file an asbestos claims against dozens of companies

Over the years, many people have been exposed to asbestos without knowing it. Unfortunately, the symptoms of any related illnesses may not manifest until many years later. Some businesses in Minnesota and across the United States knowingly exposed people to asbestos, which caused them to contract lung cancer years later. Those that have contracted an illness because of negligence of another party may choose to seek financial accountability from those deemed responsible.

Seven plaintiffs have banded together to file a claim against dozens of different companies. Among the defendants are Buffalo Pumps Inc., General Motors and Special Electric Company. The plaintiffs allege that they or their spouse contracted lung cancer because of an exposure to asbestos.

According to the complaint, the companies are accused of negligence and acting without regard for the safety of the plaintiffs. Other companies are accused of battery and false representation. Among the defendants, Metropolitan Life Insurance and several others are alleged to have knowingly hid information from the public that explains the dangers and side effects of asbestos exposure.

Each of the plaintiffs seeks financial redress for more than $50,000. People in Minnesota who believe that their exposure to asbestos caused them to contract any type of related illness may choose to file a claim against those believed to have been responsible. If the claimant is successful, he or she may be awarded financial damages to help alleviate the burden of medical bills as well as monetary damages for the pain and suffering and related financial losses.

Source: madisonrecord.com, "Gori and Julian file another seven asbestos suits in St. Clair Count", Oct. 16, 2014

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