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Widow brings wrongful death suit against Clemco, Chevron for alleged asbestos exposure

By Robert Hadley | Jan 27, 2016


NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing her deceased husband’s former employers for allegedly exposing him to asbestos while on the job.

Rose Wade filed a lawsuit Jan. 20 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Clemco Industries Corp., also known as Clemco-Clementina LTD; Mississippi Valley Silica Co.; Lamorak Insurance Co., formerly known as either One Beacon America Insurance Co. or Commercial Union Insurance Co.; Chevron USA Inc., formerly known as Chevron Oil Co.; alleging wrongful death.

According to the complaint, Wade’s late husband, Garland R. Wade, worked from 1962 to 1972 for Clemco Industries as a sandblaster and paint sprayer. The suit says the defendants’ defective materials and equipment design caused him to develop cancer of the connective tissues, leading to his death on Jan. 21, 2015, at age 70.

Wade seeks reasonable damages to be established at trial, plus interest and litigation fees. She is represented by attorney J. Patrick Connick of the Law Offices of J. Patrick Connick LLC in Marrero.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-00502

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Clemco Industries CorpLamorak Insurance CoOne Beacon America Insurance CoCommercial Union Insurance CoLaw Offices of J. Patrick Connick LLC