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Texas Man Says Asbestos Exposure Caused Colon Cancer

A Texas man, who was of late diagnosed with colon cancer, is suing 17 defendant corporations, arguing that he was extensively exposed to asbestos during his career at Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant.

Billy Wall has filed a lawsuit against the companies on May 8, stating that he was exposed to toxic asbestos fibers from 1974 until 1980 during his job as a pipefitter, insulator and welder at the plant in Harrison County. Wall says he was exposed to the dangerous substance every day.

The plaintiff says the companies failed to warn him about the dangerous features of asbestos. The defendants also failed to provide Wall with proper safety equipments, the complaint says. As a result of the defendants’ negligence, Wall developed colon cancer, an asbestos-linked pleural disease and pulmonary fibrosis.

The plaintiff is seeking a jury trail to resolve the issues.