BEAUMONT – A lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure has been brought by a man who worked at a Texaco facility in the 1940s.

Willie Adams and his wife Doris filed suit against Texaco and several other companies on July 3 in Jefferson County District Court.

The other defendants named in the suit include 3M Company, Able Supply, Guardline, Metlife, Owens Illinois and TMR Company.

According to the lawsuit, from 1947 to well into the 1970s Willie was exposed to asbestos while employed by Texaco Asphalt in Port Neches. He worked at the company until 1985.

The asbestos products Willie was exposed to were made and sold by the defendants, the suit states.

The defendants allegedly failed to warn him of the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Willie is suffering mesothelioma, according to the suit.

He is suing for his pain and medical expenses.

Nederland attorney Tina Bradley of Hobson & Bradley represents the plaintiffs.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E-200326

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