Carrier Corporation is just one of the major American corporations being named in an asbestos exposure lawsuit filed by St. Louis widow Vida Elizabeth Robinson. Mrs. Robinson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing Carrier, Honeywell International Inc., and Flowserve US Inc. of failing to warn of the dangers of asbestos found in their products, as well as of negligence in including asbestos in their products.
Mrs. Robinson’s lawsuit was filed after her husband, Marvin Robinson died of asbestos lung cancer after years of working with products manufactured by the named companies. In the suit filed in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court last October, she accuses the company of failing to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others. She is seeking compensation for her losses, including unpaid medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
Asbestos Exposure Victim Died Four Months After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
According to information contained within the legal filing, Mr. Robinson was diagnosed with asbestos exposure-related lung cancer on October 26th, 2016 and died on February 16, 2017. The widow plans to have expert witnesses testify regarding the dangers that asbestos fibers from the company’s products posed to her
Asbestos was widely used in construction and manufacturing environments prior to the 1980s: it was not widely known prior to that time that the material is carcinogenic, though many asbestos company executives were later proven to have been aware of its dangers. Those executives kept the information a secret from the public so that they could continue earning profits from the use of the inexpensive material. As a result, untold numbers of people have been sickened and died tragic early deaths from asbestos-related diseases.