Recently-widowed Ohio resident Anita Palmieri blames 32 companies for her husband’s death in a lawsuit that claims the defendants are responsible for his asbestos exposure.
Carmine Palmieri Sr., who allegedly worked as a brick-layer and tile-setter between 1952 and 1980, was later diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away from the disease, according to the St. Clair Record. His wife claims the 32 defendants named in the suit failed to exercise reasonable care for her husband’s safety, and exposed him to asbestos, which allegedly caused his lung disease.
As a result of Palmieri’s asbestos-related condition, he incurred substantial medical costs, suffered mentally and physically and was unable to work, thus losing earnings. Anita Palmieri suffered from loss of support and society with her husband after his death and incurred funeral and burial costs. She is represented by an asbestos lawyer and seeks hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages from the defendants.
Work in the construction industry may carry a higher risk of asbestos exposure than certain other occupations. Those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease may benefit from contacting a mesothelioma law firm to determine if they are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering that an asbestos-related disease brings its victims.