Port Arthur residents are suing Texaco after their family member died from asbestos-related disease.

Wanda Wallace, surviving spouse of Herman Wallace, and Dana Bodden and Damon Wallace, surviving children of Herman Wallace, filed a lawsuit May 28 in the Jefferson County District Court against Texaco Inc. and Chevron USA Inc., citing asbestos exposure.

The plaintiffs claim Herman Wallace used and was exposed to asbestos while he worked for the defendants.

According to the suit, Herman was diagnosed as having asbestosis, an asbestos-related disease, which resulted in Herman dying a painful and terrible death Oct. 9, 2012.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages and court costs.

They are being represented in the case by Beaumont attorney J. Keith Hyde of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm LLP.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. E195-751

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Jefferson County Courthouse. 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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