Asbestos suit faults Chevron, Exxon and nine others for man’s asbestos exposure

By David Yates | Aug 20, 2018

BEAUMONT – Nearly a dozen corporations have been named in a recently filed asbestos lawsuit.

Seeking punitive damages, Michael Haynes filed suit against Chevron USA, ExxonMobil and nine other companies on Aug. 14 in Jefferson County District Court.

Some of the other defendants named in the suit include Atlantic Richfield, Huntsman, Total and Texaco.

According to the lawsuit, Haynes was diagnosed with “asbestos-caused” lung cancer in February 2017.

He was allegedly exposed to asbestos fibers and defective asbestos products that were negligently manufactured and sold by the defendants.

Haynes was employed as a pipefitter in 1967 by Atlantic Richfield in Port Arthur. He also worked at Neches Butane (sued as Huntsman) from 1968 to 1978.

He is represented by Tina Bradley, a partner at the Nederland law firm Hobson & Bradley.

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

Case No. E-202253

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