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Tomball couple seeks more than $1 million from 3M, others over alleged asbestos exposure injuries

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By Carrie Bradon | Aug 15, 2019


HOUSTON – A Tomball couple is suing 3M and a number of other companies over allegations the husband was injured due to exposure to asbestos-containing products.

Robert Higginbotham and Linda Higginbotham filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against 3M Co., Brenntag North America Inc., Brenntag Specialties Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and others alleging negligence and other counts.

Robert Higginbotham alleges he was exposed to asbestos through his late father's clothing, through the use of Old Spice and other talcum powders and through his employment at Tomball School District.

The plaintiffs allege that the defendants failed to warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure, failed to place warnings on their products' packaging, and failed to properly manufacturer and design the products for safe use.

The plaintiffs are seeking trial by jury, monetary relief of more than $1 million, interest, relief deemed fit. They are represented by Darren P. McDowell of Simon Greenstone Panatier PC in Dallas.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-3941

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