The widow of a man that died from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma, has filed a lawsuit naming 56 companies as defendants. Barbara Brewster, the widow of Jack Brewster Sr, states that each of the companies named as a defendant played a role in the death of her late husband.

One of the main defendants in the case is Guyan International Inc, where her late husband worked between 1953 and 1987. The lawsuit was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court earlier last month. The lawsuit claims that the deceased worked closely with asbestos and with others that worked with the deadly substance.

The lawsuit stated: “The defendants did manufacture, supply, sell or install asbestos and asbestos-containing products with which the decedent came in daily contact with aforementioned, as a result of which, the decedent contracted and suffered from mesothelioma.”

Mr Brewster died in December 2005 after being diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma. The lawsuit claims that following the diagnosis and prior to death he was suffering from mental anguish as well as physical pain.

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