Thomas Kallies Feb. 24, 2014, 7:57pm

A Jefferson County family is suing a company which they claim exposed their now deceased patriarch to asbestos. 

Virginia Furlong, wife, and Helen Furlong Moity, daughter of William Ray Furlong, deceased, have filed a suit in the Jefferson County District Court on Feb. 14, naming E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co. as the defendant.

The Furlongs accuse Dupont of knowingly exposing William Furlong to toxic and carcinogenic dusts including asbestos while he worked at Dupont's Works Facility in Beaumont.

According to the suit, William Furlong developed mesothelioma from which he died in 2012.

His widow and daughter seek to hold Dupont liable for William Furlong's death.

The Furlongs are seeking more than $100,000 in damages.

They are being represented by attorney Darren L. Brown of the Provost and Umphrey Law Firm.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. E0195-342


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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