An asbestos lawsuit has been filed naming forty four companies as defendants. The lawsuit was filed by Marilyn Waugh, the benefactor of Albert Waugh, a former refinery worker who has now passed away. The lawsuit claims that the companies named caused his death maliciously, as he was exposed to huge levels of asbestos during his career.

The lawsuit accuses the defendants of hiding information relating to the hazards of exposure to asbestos dust and fibers, which can cause a deadly form of cancer amongst other things. It goes on to claim that the firms purposely inflicted asbestos related disease on the deceased through allowing him to swallow huge amounts of asbestos.

The lawsuit reads: “Defendants knowingly conspired among themselves to cause Waugh’s injuries, diseases, and illness and/or death by exposing him to asbestos. Defendants committed conspiracy by willfully misrepresenting and suppressing the truth as to the risks and dangers associated with asbestos.”

It goes on to state: “Waugh has sustained damages including injuries … and has been deprived of the opportunity of informed free choice. Each defendant violated federal and state regulations relating to asbestos exposure.”

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