Man blames lung cancer diagnosis on workplace asbestos exposure

20 Aug 2018 by under Legal

lungs 1 002 100x100 Man blames lung cancer diagnosis on workplace asbestos exposureLeonard and Cheryl Brown are suing several product manufacturers accusing the companies of failing to warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure. The lawsuit was filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois. Defendants named in the lawsuit include , , and Champaign A&K Insulation Company.

According to the complaint, Leonard Brown inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products while working in various jobs from 1974 though 2018. In 2017, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He blames the companies for intentionally using asbestos-containing products despite knowing the serious health risks they posed.

Asbestos is a mineral mined from the earth. These durable, fire resistant fibers were widely used in building materials like insulation, as well as in shipbuilding. Though its use has been reduced in recent decades, asbestos can still be found in older buildings.

Asbestos contains microscopic fibers that can be inhaled or ingested, and cause serious health problems including a lung disease called asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs and other internal organs. Leonard Brown claims that years of asbestos exposure working in various jobs with asbestos-containing products contributed to his lung cancer.

It can take decades for asbestos cancer to develop. Once diagnosed, the prognosis is typically dire.

The Browns claim that the companies knew or should have known that their products contained asbestos and that asbestos exposure could prove deadly to those who worked with and around the tainted products.

Source: Madison Record

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