NEW ORLEANS – A Florida man is suing a group of asbestos handling companies for injuries he claims to have suffered from their products.
Marion A. Cherry filed suit against Albany International Corp, et al in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 3. Cherry claims he was secondarily exposed to asbestos while living in his childhood home with his father and brother-in-law who were both employed at the International Paper Mill in Bastrop, La. The plaintiff claims that throughout his stay in the home his relatives brought the materials into the house via their work-related exposure. Cherry asserts the secondary exposure resulted in his eventual contraction of mesothelioma.
The defendants are accused of contributing to Cherry's illness by withholding information on the danger of asbestos products.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, lost earnings, mental suffering, physical pain and suffering and loss of quality of life.
Cherry is represented by Susannah Chester-Schindler of Dallas-based firm Walters, Kraus & Paul LLP.
The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.
Case no. 2012-06498.