CHARLESTON – A couple from Stanley (NC) has filed a lawsuit against 73 companies over a mesothelioma diagnosis.
The suit was filed by Sidney William Mauney and his wife Carolyn A. Mauney on August 13, 2010 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
According to the complaint, Mauney was exposed to asbestos-containing products all through his career. Mauney worked as an insulator from 1956 to 1993.
The couple says the companies knew or should have known about the hazardous effects of asbestos exposure. But the defendants still allowed employees to work with and around asbestos products, the plaintiffs claim. In addition, the defendants failed to warn Mauney of the dangerous features of asbestos, the complaint says.
The plaintiffs would like to have a jury trial to fix their issues.