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Goodrich names in asbestos suit, Provost Umphrey handling case


By David Yates | Sep 10, 2019

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BEAUMONT – Goodrich has been named in an asbestos lawsuit brought through the Provost Umphrey law firm.

Donald Byrd, the surviving child of Lincoln Byrd, filed the suit Aug. 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, Lincoln Byrd was employed by B.F. Goodrich in Jefferson County, where he was exposed to asbestos dust and fibers.

As a result, he developed mesothelioma, “from which he died a painful and terrible death on Oct. 5, 2017,” the suit states.

The suit does not give dates of employment but does allege that Goodrich knew of the dangers of asbestos for decades and still allowed their employees to work with asbestos products in the workplace.

The suit accuses the defendant of gross negligence and seeks exemplary damages.

Provost Umphrey attorney Keith Hyde represents the plaintiff.

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D-204418

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