Leslie Gamboni Jul. 31, 2013, 3:20pm

NEW ORLEANS – A family is suing a number of companies alleged to have ties to asbestos handling after a family member died after being diagnosed with lung cancer allegedly due to asbestos exposure.

Anatole, Gerard, Timothy and Richard Constant filed suit against Asbestos Corporation Limited, Taylor-Seidenbach Inc., Eagle Inc., Rielly Benton Company, McCarty Corporation, Union Carbide Corporation, Burmaster Land and Development Co., Zurich American Insurance Company, CSR Limited and Metropolitain Life Insurance Company in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on June 11.

Anatole, Gerard, Timothy and Richard Constant, adult residents of Jefferson Parish, claim that the deceased, Nita Constant, was exposed to injurious levels of asbestos through asbestos fibers brought home by Anatole Constant as result of his work at Celotex Corporation and from environmental and neighborhood exposure to asbestos while residing on the West Bank.

The defendants, made up of miners, manufactures, sellers, suppliers and contractors of asbestos products, are accused of distribution and use of products that are unreasonably dangerous, negligence when concerning the safety of individuals, and wrongful death.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for loss chance of survival, mental and emotional anguish, all present and future suffering and medical expenses.

The petitioners are represented by Mickey P. Landry of New Orleans-based Landry, Swarr and Cannella LLC.

The Case has been assigned to Division A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2013-05493.

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