The family of a man from Texas who died from an asbestos related disease has filed a lawsuit against his former employers, according to a recent report. The man, Lewis Ayala, died last year from the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.
The man is said to have been exposed to asbestos during his course of work, and the lawsuit accuses his former employers of being negligence because they failed to warn him about the risks associated with exposure to asbestos, and also filed to protect him from these risks.
Mr Ayala is said to have worked in various professions over the course of his career, and this included working at refineries, steel mills, chemical plants, and shipyards, all of which are professions that would have put him at increased risk of exposure to the deadly carcinogenic, asbestos.
The lawsuit goes on to state that prior to his death the victim suffered mental anguish, physical pain, disfigurement, physical pain, and loss of wages. The defendants in the lawsuit have also been accused of failing to test products properly and failing to take dangerous products off the market.