Widower Files Lawsuit over Asbestos-related Lung Cancer Death
An Illinois widower is suing a number of companies that manufactured or used asbestos-containing products over allegations that they failed to take sufficient measures for preventing injuries and deaths.
Perry Dietiker alleges that the defendants failed to exercise sufficient care and caution for others’ safety. Dietiker has filed a lawsuit against the companies on February 1 in the Saint Clair County Circuit Court in Belleville. The parties named as defendants in the suit include Armstrong Pumps Incorporated, Borg-Warner Morse Tec, and Aurora Pump Company. Dietiker is suing individually and as the special executor of the estate of deceased Veronica Dietiker.
The plaintiff claims that Veronica Dietiker was exposed on a daily basis to toxic asbestos-containing products during the course of her employment. Because of her repeated inhalation, ingestion, or absorption of minute asbestos fibers emanating from the defendants’ products, she contracted lung cancer, the lawsuit states. Veronica Dietiker ultimately died from asbestos-related lung cancer, according to the lawsuit.
Perry Dietiker says the defendants are responsible for his wife’s death because they negligently included hazardous asbestos in many of their products when safe alternatives were available and allowed her to work with and around those products without taking any safety precautions. He says the companies failed to provide enough instructions and warnings to Veronica Dietiker on how to use their asbestos-containing products safely.
Perry Dietiker is demanding a jury trial to resolve the issues. He is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000 against the defendants for Veronica Dietiker’s injuries and all the associated sufferings and losses.
Asbestos-related Lung Cancer
Studies have shown that people exposed to asbestos are more likely to develop lung cancer. The risk is especially significant among asbestos-exposed individuals who smoke.
In most cases, asbestos-related lung cancer begins in the lining of the bronchi, the passageways leading into the lungs. But, the cancer may also start in other parts like the bronchiole (the passageways by which air passes through the nose or mouth), alveoli (air sacs), or trachea (the bony tube which connects the nose and mouth to the lungs). Though asbestos-related cancer generally develops slowly, once developed, the cancer cells could break away and spread to other body parts.
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