In Tennessee and all across the United States, residents as well as workers deserve to go into public buildings or places of business without the risk of being exposed to harmful chemicals and substances that may cause them health problems later on in life. Unfortunately, many workers and people inhale fumes from asbestos and other dangerous chemicals all too often. If you are a worker or a person that may have been exposed to asbestos or another harmful chemical while working or visiting a public place, then you should speak with a Tennessee dangerous product and personal injury lawyer right away. They will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
In this case, Thomas C. Brown claimed to have inhaled asbestos while mixing drilling mud that was sold and manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Union Carbide Corporation. When Brown was sixteen he started going into the oil field from 1979 to the mid-80s and mixed an asbestos drilling additive only to be diagnosed thirty years later with asbestosis and require oxygen twenty-four hours a day.
According to the lawsuit, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Union Carbide Corporation knew that asbestos could cause cancer and lung disease, however, they continued to market their almost one hundred percent asbestos products long after they had become aware of the dangers. The jury found the company liable for defectively designing their products and for failing to provide an adequate warning to their workers. The jury awarded Brown $300 million in punitive damages and another $22 million in actual damages.
The company stated, “The credible medical evidence introduced at trial clearly demonstrates that, while Mr. Brown suffers from shortness of breath, such condition is not attributable to asbestos exposure,” about the lawsuit’s verdict.
Unfortunately, cases very similar to this one occur too frequently to workers and residents across the country including right here in Tennessee. If you feel that you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos or another harmful chemical or substance while at work or in a public place, then you should contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee dangerous product and personal injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see that you get the compensation you are entitled to for what you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.