For decades, asbestos companies have been fighting relentlessly against the victims of exposure in the court room. While victims and their families blame deadly asbestos fibers for their illnesses, many companies deny any wrongdoing or knowledge of the dangers of asbestos. Recently, BASF Catalysts, LLC has been accused of concealing and destroying evidence to avoid thousands of asbestos lawsuits.
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that can be found within different areas of the Earth. Many individuals have worked closely with the substance throughout the years, and are paying the price today. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to deadly diseases like mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. Many workers employed by asbestos companies have fallen ill with these conditions, most of which are fatal.
In many cases, asbestos companies and manufacturers knew of the dangers they were putting their workers in. Evidence, such as internal documents, shows researchers and scientists finding asbestos in different products and commenting on the dangers of exposure. Many victims, as well as their families, strive to see justice served to those responsible for their illnesses. Wouldn't you?
Not only is BASF accused of destroying evidence, victims' families have also offered evidence that the defense firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, fabricated false documents to support the cover-up that has lasted nearly thirty years. Check back to our blog as these plaintiffs continue to fight for their rights after all of these years.