A family of a Nederland, Texas man is suing his employer, Chevron, claiming that asbestos exposure on the job led to his premature death. John Aycock III passed away on January 16, 2014 from lung cancer at age 65. His wife and two sons have filed the lawsuit, alleging that the company was negligent in exposing their husband and father to asbestos.
Aycock began working at Chevron’s Gulf Oil refinery in 1969 as a laborer. He also worked as a utility helper, a welder, and a refinery inspector. Chevron is accused of exposing him to asbestos during his time as a laborer.
As mentioned in our last blog post, refinery workers are at high risk for being exposed to asbestos on the job. Serious, life-threatening diseases can develop as a result of exposure. Many families of workers, like the Aycocks, seek justice for their loved ones by filing lawsuits against those responsible for their loss.
Have you lost a loved one to asbestos exposure on the job? Reaching out to an experienced asbestos attorney will help you determine if you are entitled to compensation your own loss.