A man from Michigan has filed a lawsuit claiming that he suffered secondary exposure to the deadly carcinogenic asbestos, and as a result has developed the deadly asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. The lawsuit was filed at the beginning of October in Madison County Court naming fifty one defendants.

According to the plaintiff, Walter Nalezyty, he was exposed to the deadly carcinogenic from his father’s clothes, skin, and hair. The lawsuit states that his father worked as a metal finisher at Chrysler, and that he carried asbestos dust home with him. The dust is then said to have become airborne, where it was breathed in by the plaintiff claims the lawsuit.

The complaint claims: “Dust created by working with and around asbestos and asbestos-containing products would permeate the person and clothing of the plaintiff’s father. This dust contained asbestos fiber.” It goes on to state: “The plaintiff would be repeatedly exposed to this asbestos dust from his father’s person and clothing.

According to the plaintiff some of the defendants may have destroyed relevant documentation relating to asbestos, as he has tried but been unable to obtain the full disclosure of information and documentation. With regards to this the complaint states: “It was foreseeable to a reasonable person/entity in the respective positions of defendants, that said documents and information constituted evidence, which was material to potential civil litigation-namely asbestos litigation.”

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