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Woman sues 47 companies claiming they are responsible for her asbestos-related mesothelioma

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 16, 2015

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GRETNA – A Westwego woman claims she was exposed to high levels of asbestos over a four decade period through a variety of ways that later led to her contracting mesothelioma.

Donna Petrie filed suit against Asbestos Corporation Limited, Eagle Inc., Eagle Asbestos and Packing, McCarty  Corporation, Reilly-benton Company Inc., Uniroyal Inc., United States Rubber Company Inc., International Paper, CBS Corporation A Delaware Corporation, Viacom Inc., CBS Corporation A Pennsylvania Corporation, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, BF Sturtevant, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, John Crane Inc., Crane Co., Ingersoll-Rand Company, Taylor Seidenbach Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Zurich American Insurance Company, General Electric Company, Eaton Corporation, Eaton Electrical Inc., Cutler Hammer Inc., Trane US Inc., American Standard Inc., Carrier Corporation, Gardner Denver Inc., Goulds Pumps, Viking Pumps Inc., Warren Pumps Inc., Delval Steam Turbine Company, Union Carbide Corporation, Montello Inc., Chevron Phillips Chemical, Ford Motor Company, Honeywell International Inc., Sud-Chemie, Southern Talc Company, Burmaster Land and Development Co. LLC, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Bestwall Gypsum Company, Trinity Industris Inc., International Paper Company and Claims Resolution Management Corporation, Johns-Manville, a subsidiary of the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust in the 24th Judicial District Court on Jan. 20.

Petrie asserts that she lived at 618 Keller Ave. in Westwego where she was exposed to asbestos through her family members changing asbestos containing brake pads at their home in the 1950s and 1960s, asbestos fibers her husband brought home in his clothes when he was employed at Aluminum Boats and Camcraft Inc. in the 1960s and 1980s and through asbestos fibers her son brought into her home in the 1970s and 1980s from his job working on oil rigs for Cudd Energy Services. In addition, the plaintiff claims as a child she was exposed asbestos scrap material from the Johns Mansville facility near her home.

Petrie alleges her exposure to asbestos over the majority of her life eventually led to her contraction of mesothelioma.

The defendant is accused of negligence resulting in the plaintiff’s exposure to asbestos.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity and loss of quality of life.

Petrie is represented by Mickey P. Landry of New Orleans-based Landry & Swarr LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge John J. Molaison Jr.

Case no. 745-971.

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