Suit alleges daughter exposed to asbestos through father's clothes

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2012

A suit alleging a woman was routinely exposed to asbestos due to her father's employment at area facilities was recently filed in Jefferson County District Court.

Representing the estate of Melissa Young, Roger Young filed suit against Chevron USA and Owens-Illinois on April 24 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Melissa's father worked as welder at the Chevron refinery, where he was exposed to asbestos. He then brought the asbestos home on his work clothes, exposing his daughter.

The suit alleges Chevron was negligent in exposing workers to asbestos and failing to warn them of the health dangers.

The suit also faults Owens-Illinois for negligently manufacturing and selling asbestos products.

Roger alleges the defendants acted with malice, entitling him to exemplary damages.

Attorney Aaryn Giblin of the Beaumont law firm Provost Umphrey represents him.

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

Case No. B192-359

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