BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm is seeking to investigate the merits of a potential asbestos lawsuit against Chevron USA and Texaco.

Through PU attorney Keith Hyde, Diana Wyble filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Harry Doyle on May 20 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, Doyle was diagnosed with lung cancer. His disease is expected to progress and prove fatal.

The petition will notify Chevron and Texaco that a gross negligence and wrongful death lawsuit will be filed alleging his condition was the result of asbestos exposure during his employment with Texaco.

The petitioner is asking the court to authorize the petition to perpetuate Doyle’s testimony.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B-198507

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