Mississippi man sues Chevron and others over asbestos exposure

Kyle Barnett Feb. 28, 2012, 1:00pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi man is suing 13 defendants in an asbestos exposure case.

Leroy Rodrigue filed suit on Feb. 17 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against Chevron Chemical Company and 12 others.

Rodrigue alleges all defendants contributed to his asbestos exposure and subsequent development of pulmonary fibrosis. The plaintiff claims he was exposed to asbestos via his work for Chevron from 1969 to 1990 and that the other defendants are responsible as suppliers of asbestos and good containing asbestos. The defendants are accused of knowingly exposing Rodrigue to asbestos materials when they knew of the product's inherent dangers.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical costs, lost earnings, mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of quality of life and reasonable attorney's fees.

Rodrigue is being represented by Robert D. McMillin of New Orleans-based Smith Stag, LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Michael G. Bagneris.

Case number 2012-01643

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