During the holidays, most families are spending time with their loved ones, but others are not as fortunate. Some Minnesota families have members who have fallen ill or passed away due to exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, many businesses who were not forthcoming about the hazards and dangers of working with or near asbestos have led to the suffering of many workers and families.
A woman in another state is seeking to file a claim in the future on behalf of one of her relatives. The woman is attempting to have the testimony of her sick relative perpetuated for future use in a lawsuit. She believes that Texaco Inc. and Chevron USA Inc. are liable for his illness.
The man was employed by Texaco and Chevron and was allegedly exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It is believed that his exposure to asbestos caused him to develop colon cancer. Based on the details of the petition, the man's colon cancer is projected to get progressively worse and will most likely cause his death. The intention of the upcoming lawsuit is to prove both companies negligent and hold them liable for the man's eventual death.
Workers in Minnesota should not need to worry about contracting an asbestos-related illness due to the negligence of an employer. If employees suffer adverse effects due to asbestos exposure, the individuals have the right to file lawsuits against the party or parties believed to have been negligent. If the evidence proves that the employers' negligence caused the workers to develop illnesses, the claimants may be awarded compensation for their medical expenses, as well as any other applicable financial losses.
Source: setexasrecord.com, "Family blames man's colon cancer on Texaco, Chevron", Annie Cosby, Dec. 11, 2014