Tennessee workers and workers all over the United States expect that when they go to work they will be treated with respect and also have a safe and clean environment to work in. However, many companies and businesses expose their employees to asbestos which can lead to serious medical conditions including the cancer Mesothelioma. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another serious illness after being exposed to asbestos, then you should speak with a Tennessee asbestos and personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
According to this lawsuit, Gerald Failing worked in the compound department at Durez Plastics since 1996. Durez Plastics produced industrial resins and phenolic molding compounds. As part of his job in the compound department Failing worked in and around raw asbestos fibers in order to make plastic molding compounds which were a base material for the company’s products. Some of the raw asbestos that Failing worked with was given to the company by Hedman Resources Ltd, a mining company out of Canada. As a result of working around this raw asbestos, Failing who is sixty-six was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2010. The jury in this case is holding Hedman Resources Ltd completely responsible for damages for causing Failing’s injuries and illness. They jury also discovered that Hedman actions were reckless and disregarded the safety of the workers and others. Failing and his wife were awarded a $2 million dollar verdict.