The Southeast Texas Record reported last month that twelve companies are facing a lawsuit following the death of a former oil refinery operator due to mesothelioma.
According to the Record, the children of John Biondo filed a lawsuit on November 4 against General Electric Co. and CBS Corp., in Galveston County District Court. Biondo was allegedly employed by Texas City Refining Inc. facilities from 1954 to 1994.
Biondo’s lawsuit claims that he was exposed to asbestos dust and fiber during his employment before 1980. “As a result of his exposure to asbestos dust and/or fibers while employed by Texas City Refining Inc. John Biondo contracted asbestos-related mesothelioma which ultimately took his life,” the lawsuit says.
The lawsuit said that the products made at the plant were asbestos containing and the defendants should have warned workers. Biondo’s family is seeking unspecified damages.
It should be noted that some asbestos products made during the time period Biondo worked at plants across the U.S. includes attic insulation, cigarette filters, fertilizer, cooling towers, generators, plastics, packing materials and tiles, among countless others.
I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma. Who Do I Call?
Sometimes it takes several years or even decades (sometimes as long as 20-50 years) for the affects of asbestos exposure to show up. When someone is finally diagnosed with mesothelioma, often he or she is left with only several months to live, placing a heavy burden both emotionally and financially on family members. Treatment like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be extremely costly, especially for people who are living on a fixed income.
One of our clients, John Fisher said, “My company never told us that asbestos could kill or injure us. I am so thankful to the lawyers at Cappolino Dodd Krebs for working hard to get the company documents and testimony from Alcoa management showing that they did know about the dangers but didn’t keep us safe.”
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[Did You Know: Asbestos exposure can cause complications with a person’s reproductive organs.]