A woman from the West Chester area has filed a lawsuit claiming that she contracted the deadly asbestos related cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from her father’s clothing. The lawsuit was filed at Madison County Circuit Court on 27 th December, and names seventy two defendants.

According top the plaintiff, Robin Seward, her father regularly worked with or around asbestos while employed at Fox Paper in Ohio . Asbestos is a substance that can cause a range of health problems through exposure, including scarred lungs, respiratory problems, and a form of deadly cancer.

The complaint stated: “Dust created by working with and around asbestos and asbestos-containing products would permeate the skin, hair and clothing of the plaintiff’s father. This dust contained large amounts of asbestos fiber.”

Ms Seward states that when her father got home from work he would bring asbestos dust and fibers with him on his skin and clothes, and they would then become airborne within the home. The complaint goes on to stated: “The plaintiff would be repeatedly exposed to this asbestos dust from her father’s skin, hair and clothing.”

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