Louisiana Man Sues 28 Companies for Asbestos Exposure

A man has sued 28 companies for asbestos exposure.A Louisiana man has filed a lawsuit against 28 companies, claiming he was exposed to asbestos while he was employed by those corporations, reported the Louisiana Record.

Ferdinand Truxillo, a former Avondale shipyard worker, alleges that he was exposed to asbestos between 1967 and 1969 and from 1970 to the present while he worked for the organization. According to the paper, the suit claims that “dangerously high levels of asbestos fibers escaped into the ambient air of the work place, resulting in petitioner breathing those fibers” while Truxillo was employed by Avondale.
The toxic substance lawsuit claims the defendants are guilty of strict liability, negligence, intentional tort and fraudulent misrepresentation, reported the source.

The source said 16 of the original defendants – including CBS Corp. – were dismissed before the trial began. The remaining defendants include General Electric and Northrup Grumman.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals who have long-term asbestos exposure have an increased risk for related diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. The diseases often aren’t diagnosed until years after the initial exposure.