In Tennessee and all across the country when we go to work, we expect to work in a safe, healthy, and respectful environment. Unfortunately, many times this is not the case for many workers across the country and even in Tennessee. If you feel that your work has exposed you to dangerous chemicals such as asbestos or just to a dangerous environment and you have suffered an illness or injury because of it, then you should speak with a Tennessee asbestos injury lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
In this case, James Ginter filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor because he used a friction assessment screening test machine when he worked at Durez Plastics in 1980. This machine was produced by Ford and Ginter claims the machine caused him to be exposed to asbestos which led to him being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Ginter used this machine to grind down experimental materials in order to test their viability as brakes. Several of these materials had asbestos. According to the lawsuit, the machine that Ginter worked with had no warning labels that it was producing asbestos even though Ford had a history of fatalities caused by their workers being exposed to asbestos since the 1970s.
The mesothelioma that Ginter was diagnosed with is a rare type of cancer found in the chest and lungs which is only known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. The cancer can go undiagnosed for several years after being exposed to asbestos causing people with the disease to often have a shorter life expectancy after being diagnosed. The Supreme Court in this case awarded 2.5 million in damages to Ginter for his mesothelioma diagnoses and found Ford was fifteen percent responsible for Ginter exposure to the asbestos. The rest of the damages were found to be other companies’ responsibilities.
Cases similar to this one happen all too often to workers across the country and even right here to the workers of Tennessee. If you think you have been exposed to asbestos and have suffered an injury or illness as a result, then we strongly encourage you to con tact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee asbestos injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.