Asbestos suit against Chevron dismissed

David Yates Nov. 18, 2013, 11:16am

An asbestos suit against Chevron USA has been dismissed.

On behalf of Thaddeus Alpough, Mary Alpough and her siblings filed the suit Aug. 16, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging Chevron exposed their late father to asbestos during his employment with the company. 

Court records show that on Oct. 15 the parties filed a joint motion for dismissal with prejudice, which was granted by Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, six days later.

The petition alleged that Alpough worked at Chevron’s Port Arthur refinery as a boilermaker helper and pipefitter – occupations that exposed him to asbestos dust and fibers.

“As a result of such exposure, Thaddeus Alpough developed asbestos-related pleural disease, lung cancer and then gastric cancer, for which he died a painful and terrible death on May 7, 2010,” the suit stated.

Chevron was accused of knowing that asbestos products could cause cancer but still chose to expose workers, such as Alpough.

The Alpough family was suing for punitive and exemplary damages.

Beaumont attorney J. Keith Hyde of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP represents the family.

Case No. B190-682

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