Individual sues after allegedly suffering health issues due to asbestos exposure

By Leslie Gamboni | Aug 21, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A man has filed a lawsuit against numerous companies he claims exposed him to asbestos that later resulted in his lung cancer diagnosis.

Luby Anthony Baio filed suit against Asbestos Corp. Ltd., Taylor-Seidnbach Inc., Eagle Inc., Reily-Benton Co. Inc., Mccarthy Corp., Burnmaster Land and Development Co. LLC, Zurich American Insurance Co., CSR Ltd., Sud-Chemie Inc., Clariant Corp., Gulf Belting & Gasket Co. and Uniroyal Inc. in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on June 12.

Baio claims that during his course of working and living on the West Bank, he was exposed to and inhaled significant qualities of asbestos with no knowledge that the asbestos was dangerous.

The petitioner claims that his exposure to asbestos lead to his health diagnosis that indicated he had contracted malignant mesthelioma, a terminal cancer.

The defendants, who are 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 as liable for the petitioner’s injuries.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for wrongful death, mental and emotional anguish, medical expenses and suffering.

Baio is represented by David R. Cannella of New Orleans-based Landry, Swarr & Cannella.

The Case has been assigned to Division I Judge Piper D Griffin.

Case no. 2013-05538.

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