In a lawsuit against dozens of companies, an Illinois couple wants to see those responsible for the husband's asbestos-caused lung cancer held accountable for their negligence.
Curtis Hughes was diagnosed with lung cancer in October of 2015. He had worked with products containing asbestos since 1978. Mr. Hughes and his wife, Inez, allege that dozens of companies "manufactured, distributed, sold or installed products containing asbestos fibers, failed to provide adequate warnings to people working with products containing asbestos fibers and failed to provide instructions regarding the safe methods of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers."
Asbestos fibers have been worked into thousands of consumer products over the years. While products are in tact, fibers generally do not pose a hazard to individuals. If a material or product becomes friable, or easily broken down, fibers can be released into the air where they can enter the body through inhalation or ingestion.
Like other asbestos-caused lung cancer victims, Mr. Hughes has a limited amount of time left to fight for justice for himself and his family. In many cases a victim only has a few years to live after an asbestos-related diagnosis is made.
Not only did Mr. Hughes experience pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish, he and Mrs. Hughes also incurred expensive medical expenses related to his disease. If you have been exposed to asbestos fibers due to working with products that contained the substance, do not hesitate to reach out to medical professional, and possibly an asbestos lawyer, as soon as possible.
Source: Madison-St. Clair Record