Asbestos suit blames ExxonMobil for former employee's death

David Yates Nov. 18, 2011, 4:23am

An asbestos suit has been filed against ExxonMobil, alleging the company negligently exposed the late Harold Meyer to asbestos during his employment.

Meyer's widow, Blanche Meyer, filed the suit Nov.14 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Meyer was employed by Mobil Oil, where was exposed to asbestos dust and fibers.

However, the suit does not give dates of employment.

"As a result of such exposure, Harold Meyer developed an asbestos related disease, lung cancer, for which he died a painful and terrible death on April 15, 2011," the suit states.

The suit also alleges the defendant knew for decades that asbestos exposure caused cancer but still allowed employees to work with asbestos products.

The plaintiff is suing for exemplary damages.

Attorney Keith Hyde of the Beaumont law firm Provost Umphrey represent the plaintiff.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A191-338

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