An Ohio man has filed an asbestos related lawsuit against sixty companies after being diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma in July of this year, according to a recent report. The lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court last week.
According to the plaintiff, Donald Reed, he was diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer in July of this year. Between 1947 and 1992 Reed worked in various locations in Illinois as an engineer, maintenance worker, and laborer. His father Herman Reed is also said to have worked at the Boeing Company from 1941 to 1945 and at North American/Boeing as an electrician between 1945 and 1973.
Reed claims that he was exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers both as a result of his own working environment and as a result of the asbestos dust and fibers that his father brought home on his clothing and skin, having also worked around asbestos.
The lawsuit claims that the defendants should have known about the dangers of exposure to asbestos and should have taken action accordingly. It further claims that the defendants had documentation relating to the dangers of asbestos, but when the plaintiff tried to obtain them they were destroyed by the defendants.