The widow and family of the late Daryl Stukey have filed a lawsuit against the 21 companies alleging that they were responsible for the lung cancer that claimed Stukey’s life.
Stukey worked in refineries since 1946 and court documents claim that Stukey was first exposed to asbestos while working for DuPount from 1946 through the 1970’s.
Defendants names in the suit include: Able Supply, Alstom Power, AMF, CBS, Certainteed, Crown Cork & Seal, Deltak, Foster Wheeler Energy, General Electric, Georgia-Pacific, Goulds Pumps, Goulds Pump Texas, Guard-Line, Henry Vogt Machine, Ingersoll-Rand, Minnesota Mining &Manufacturing, Owen-Illinois, Riley Power, Triplex, Union Carbide and Zurn Industries.
Stukey passed away on April 12, 2009 from lung cancer which the suit claims was caused by his exposure to asbestos.
The suit claims that the defendants knew about the dangers of asbestos, and despite having knowledge of these dangers, conspired to manufacture and distribute dangerous asbestos-laden products without warning their workers of these risks.
The family is seeking wrongful death damages from the defendants.
Asbestos is an extremely dangerous material that was once commonly used to make thousands of products due its insulative and fire retardant properties. While effective in many applications it became apparent that asbestos was harmful to human health and the material was linked to many different types of lung cancers and pulmonary ailments.
Today, the use of asbestos is banned in many parts of the world due to the dangers associated with its use.