Wrongful death suit alleges asbestos exposure, numerous companies sued

By David Yates | Oct 11, 2016

BEAUMONT – Several corporations have been named as defendants in a wrongful death suit alleging asbestos exposure.

Shannon Scott, representing the estate of Garland Weeks, filed the suit Oct. 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

Some of the defendants named in the petition include: Atlantic Richfield, BP, Bridgestone, Chevron Phillips, Citgo, Entergy, ExxonMobil, Firestone, Goodrich, Huntsman, Total and Texaco.

According to the lawsuit, Weeks was exposed to asbestos at many Southeast Texas refineries and plants, including DuPont in Beaumont and Gulf Oil in Port Arthur.

Employment dates given in the suit date back to the 1960s.

Weeks was diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer, which led to his “untimely demise” on Nov. 5, 2015, the suit states.

The defendants are accused of negligently selling and using asbestos products.

The plaintiffs are suing for punitive damages.

They are represented by Glen Morgan of Reaud Morgan and Quinn and Tiny Bradley of Hobson & Bradley.

Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A-199143

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