B.F. Goodrich and Guard-Line have recently been named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging they exposed the late Roland Roberts to asbestos during his refinery career.

Representing Roberts' estate, Rosella Roberts filed the suit May 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, from 1961 to 1996 Roberts worked at the Goodrich facility in Port Neches, where he was allegedly exposed to asbestos.

"Sadly, this exposure led to his contraction of asbestos-related lung cancer which ultimately took his life in May 2010," the suit states.

The suit further alleges they defendants knew or should have known about the health hazards surrounding asbestos but negligently failed to keep workers safe.

The plaintiff is seeking exemplary damages.

Attorney Devin McNulty of the Houston law firm Williams Kherkher Hart & Boundas represents her.

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

Case No. A192-447

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