In a recent lawsuit, the family of a man that died from mesothelioma was awarded $14 million by a jury in a South Carolina court. The lawsuit alleged that the man contracted mesothelioma after his employer didn’t protect him from asbestos exposure while he worked in a polyester fiber plant. The jury found Celanese Corp guilty of not providing information or warnings about the dangers of asbestos exposure. They also found them guilty of not providing any type of protective clothing or breathing apparatuses.
The man, Dennis Seay, died in 2014 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2013. During the last year of his life, it was reported that his lungs collapsed 10 times, causing severe discomfort. His family claimed that his suffering and death could have been avoided Celanese Corp had properly informed him about the dangers of asbestos. While Celanese Corp plans to appeal the verdict, the Seay’s were awarded $12 million for their father’s suffering and an additional $2 million in punitive damages.
Mesothelioma is a terminal form of cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. It attacks the linings of the lungs, heart, abdomen, or testicles and is usually painful and very uncomfortable.
Our Attorney Can Help You
If you or a loved one has mesothelioma, you may have legal rights. Many employers were warned that they needed to protect their employees from asbestos exposure, but chose not to heed the government’s warnings. This negligence may mean that we can help you seek financial compensation from your employer. Our attorneys are based in Baltimore and have helped countless victims of mesothelioma. Contact us today by filling out the form on this page or calling (410) 625-9330.