Asbestos Lawsuit Filed Against Chevron and Texaco

Arceneaux was exposed to asbestos while working as a carpenter and general laborer Katherine Arceneaux and her children have filed an asbestos lawsuit against Texaco and Chevron, claiming that Charles Arceneaux, the husband and father of the family, died due to asbestos exposure incurred while he was an employee of the defendants.

Court papers state that Arceneaux was an employee of Texaco at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, according to the Southeast Texas Record. He worked as a bricklayer, carpenter and general laborer for an unspecified period of time.

The asbestos attorney of the plaintiffs alleges that Arceneaux was exposed to asbestos dust throughout his career and eventually developed asbestosis and died of the condition as a result of this exposure. It is alleged by the plaintiffs that the defendants knew of the health dangers of asbestos, yet allowed their employees to continue to work with and around it, according to the news source.

The Arceneaux family is suing Chevron and Texaco for exemplary damages.

Asbestos exposure can cause malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. Asbestos-related diseases are responsible for 107,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.