Husband claims his asbestos exposure caused wife's death

David Yates Jun. 30, 2011, 10:00am


Willis Marceaux has filed suit against three companies, alleging his asbestos exposure while working in area refineries indirectly caused his wife's death.

On behalf of the estate of Yolande Marceaux, Willis filed the suit against Atlantic Richfield, Chevron USA and Oxy USA on June 28 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Yolande was indirectly exposed to asbestos through her husband's employment as a pipefitter, boilermaker and carpenter.

"During the time decedent lived at home with her husband, she was exposed to asbestos containing products," the suit states. "Decedent was exposed to asbestos dust brought home on her husband's clothing while ... working on defendants' premises."

The suit does not give dates of employment.

The suit does, however, allege the defendants should have warned the Mareceaux family of the dangers of asbestos dust on clothing.

The plaintiff is suing for exemplary damages.

Provost Umphrey attorney Bryan Blevins Jr. represents him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B190-421

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