A man from Winnebago County (IL) is suing more than twenty companies that allegedly caused him to contract mesothelioma by exposing him repeatedly to products containing asbestos.
Irvin Rohl has filed a personal injury suit against the companies on January 21 in the circuit court of Cook County in Chicago. His wife Marlene also is a plaintiff in this case. The defendants named in the lawsuit include CBS Corporation, Caterpillar Incorporated, and Borg Warner Corporation. According to the complaint, the defendants are responsible for Irvin’s cancer because they negligently exposed him to a variety of asbestos products during his employment.
The lawsuit states that the defendant companies manufactured numerous asbestos products including automobile brakes and clutches, industrial products such as boilers, different construction products, gloves, and fire-retardant products. During his career, Irvin was repeatedly exposed to those dangerous products, the complaint states.
According to the suit, Irvin Rohl developed mesothelioma, an incurable asbestos-related cancer, because of his repeated exposure to the defendant’s products. Rohl and his wife are seeking more than $50,000 in compensatory damages. They are also demanding a jury trial.
Filing Mesothelioma Claims
Being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma is a terrible experience because it is known to everyone that the victims don’t have much time to live. However, the victims have the legal right to sue the responsible parties and seek damages for their physical sufferings and financial losses. To ensure receiving the highest possible damages, asbestos victims or their families should file a lawsuit through an efficient lawyer with proven track record in winning mesothelioma claims.
Mainly there are two types of mesothelioma claims: personal injury claims; and wrongful death claims. A personal injury claim is filed by the asbestos victim himself whereas a wrongful death claim is typically brought by any family members following the victim’s death.
Why to Hire a Mesothelioma Lawyer?
The vital first step in filing a mesothelioma claim is to choose the right lawyer. By doing this, you can ensure that your case will be handled efficiently and you will have the best chance to win maximum compensation. A good mesothelioma lawyer is knowledgeable regarding trusts established for victims of asbestos exposure and familiar with manufacturers of asbestos products. So, with the help of a mesothelioma lawyer, you can determine which companies are actually responsible for your sufferings.