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Family Files Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Texas

In Texas, a family has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against DuPont De Nemours and Co.  The family filed their wrongful death claim in Jefferson County Court after losing family member, Albert Abshire, on December 23, 2008.  Abshire was both a husband and a father.  

It is reported that Abshire died from mesothelioma cancer and pleural asbestosis.   His family claims that he was exposed to asbestos fibers without being warned by his employer, DuPont De Nemours.  They claim that the asbestos ultimately led to his death.

In their lawsuit, the family claims that DuPont exposed its employees to unsafe working conditions by allowing them to work around asbestos fibers without adequate protection.   They claim that the company knew asbestos fibers were linked to cancer and other potentially fatal diseases.

Research proves that exposure to asbestos can lead to mesothelioma cancer and asbestosis.  Often times, the side effects are not discovered until many years later.  Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that can lead to death.  Mesothelioma, which is also extremely fatal, is a form of cancer that breaks down the lining in both the chest and lungs.  Both diseases result from exposure to asbestos fibers. It is reported that industrial workers are commonly victims of asbestos related illnesses because the material was once used as an insulator and fire retardant. 
The family of Albert Abshire is asking for both exemplary and punitive damages, legal costs and other types of monetary compensation.

If you or a loved one has incurred an asbestos related illness, click here to find a Texas personal injury lawyer!