A couple is suing a number of companies for exposing the man to deadly asbestos fibers and thus causing him to develop lung cancer.
A lawsuit filed by Robert Deriel Lambert and Judith G. Lambert, a couple from Huntington, named 66 companies as defendants. The suit was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court on January 20.
The couple says Lambert was exposed to lethal asbestos and various products containing asbestos during his employment. He worked as an operator and laborer from 1943 to 1982, the suit says.
The hazards associated with asbestos exposure were known to the companies. But, they allowed Mr. Lambert and other employees to deal with products containing the material, the couple says. The plaintiffs also allege that the defendant companies failed to warn Lambert regarding the dangers of asbestos exposure.
The companies are accused of negligence and breaching federal safety rules.
The Lamberts are seeking a trial to get all the issues involved in the case resolved.