The children of a man who died from the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma have filed a lawsuit claiming that their father’s death was wrongfully caused as a result of exposure to asbestos dust and fibers. The lawsuit has been filed against his former employer, Exxon Mobil, which the man’s children state is responsible for the death of their father.

Curtis Blake Phillips of Port Neches and Beverly Babin of Bevil Oaks filed the lawsuit over the death of their father Omar Phillips, who died in July of last year. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in Jefferson County District Court.

The plaintiffs claim that their father was employed by Mobil Oil, where is worked as a pipe fitter and welder. It is claimed that it was here he was exposed to the asbestos dust and fibers that eventually led to his demise many years later.

The lawsuit states: “As a result of such exposure, Omar Phillips developed an asbestos-related disease, lung cancer, from which he died a painful and terrible death on July 24, 2007.” It also claims that the defendant company was aware of the dangers of exposure to asbestos but still allowed its employees to work with the product.

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