The estate of a woman who died from mesothelioma—an asbestos related cancer—has filed an asbestos lawsuit seeking more than $700,000 in compensatory and punitive damages from 44 defendant corporations.
Barbara Clarke was diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2005 and died four months later. Elsie Eberhard, Clarke’s daughter, filed the lawsuit claiming that her mother suffered both occupational and non-occupational asbestos exposure.
According to the complaint, Clarke worked from 1961-1965 as a machinist, production worker, and engineering draftsman. The lawsuit also states that Clarke was exposed to asbestos during home and automotive work projects.
The defendants, which include Ford Motor Co., General Motors, and John Crane, are accused of the following, among other things:
Including asbestos in their products despite the known harmful effects and the availability of safer alternatives
Failing to provide warnings to those working around or with asbestos
Failing to conduct asbestos testing to determine the extent of the hazard to workers
Eberhard is seeking damages in excess of $700,000 for her mother’s pain and mental anguish as well as her own loss of support and society.
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