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Woman was exposed to asbestos through husband’s employment at Texaco, suit alleges

By David Yates | Sep 18, 2013

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A suit alleging a woman’s lung cancer was caused by her husband’s asbestos exposure at Texaco was recently filed.

Representing the estate of Gloria Harris, Joe Harris filed suit against the oil giant on Sept. 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

Other defendants named in the suit include TRMI Holdings, Huntsman Petrochemical, Triplex, Santa Fe Braun, Resco Holdings, Bechtel Corp., Sequoia Ventures, Chicago Bridge & Iron and LGS Technologies.

According to the lawsuit, Joe was exposed to asbestos during his employment at Texaco. His wife, Gloria, inadvertently breathed the asbestos dust from his clothes and riding his vehicle, allegedly causing her to develop asbestos-related lung cancer, which claimed her life on Feb. 24, 2012, the suit states.

The suit accuses the defendants of manufacturing and using asbestos products without warning workers, such as Joe, of the health hazards.

Joe is suing for exemplary damages.

He is represented in part by Houston attorney Lance Lubel of Lubel Voyles.

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

Case No. A194-740

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