ExxonMobil is being blamed for causing a past employee’s death by exposing him to asbestos dust and fibers.
Mary Albright, surviving spouse of Carl Albright, filed suit against ExxonMobil and Mobil Oil on Oct. 20 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, Carl Albright was employed by Mobil Oil, during which he was exposed to toxic materials, including asbestos dust and fibers.
As a result, he developed an asbestos related disease, mesothelioma, “for which he died a painful and terrible death on July 18, 2015,” the suit states.
The suit alleges the defendants knew for decades asbestos products were dangerous but still allowed employees to work around and with the products.
The suit further accuses the defendants of acting with gross neglect, entitling the plaintiff to recover exemplary damages.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Keith Hyde of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont.
Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. D-197724