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Dangerous product: Man alleges asbestos caused his lung cancer

Lung cancer that is caused by asbestos can develop years after the victim worked in circumstances in which he or she was exposed. Asbestos is a dangerous product of which fine particles are inhaled, and they collect in the lining of the lungs and other organs. Victims in North Dakota and other states may be entitled to file products liability lawsuits against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products to which they were exposed.

A man and his wife in another state filed such a lawsuit recently. The man was apparently diagnosed with lung cancer last September. Allegedly, the disease was caused by asbestos to which the plaintiff was exposed from 1958 through 1988. He named three companies as defendants, alleging that they failed to use available, safe substitutes for asbestos in the products they manufactured, installed, sold and distributed.

Furthermore, the defendants are accused of neglecting to provide instructions and warnings related to the hazards posed by asbestos-containing products. The recovery sought by the plaintiffs exceeds $50,000 to cover medical and other damages. There is no cure for this type of cancer because it is not removable through any surgical procedure.

While any person who suffers harm or injury caused by a dangerous product may be entitled to pursue financial relief for damages, proving negligence by manufacturers of asbestos-containing products will be challenging. This is mainly because the harm was allegedly created more than 30 years ago. Other North Dakota citizens in similar situations sought the support and guidance of an experienced products liability attorney to navigate the lawsuits for them.

Source: madisonrecord.com, "Man alleges exposure to asbestos from products by Goulds Pumps, others caused lung cancer", Lhalie Castillo, Jan. 9, 2018

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