Woman alleges exposure to asbestos from father's clothing caused mesothelioma

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Donaldsonville woman is seeking damages over claims that she was exposed to asbestos second-hand and has been injured.

Betty Ann Breaux Difore filed a suit against Huntington Ingalls Inc., et al. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Nov. 1.

According to the claim, the plaintiff's father was employed by Avondale Industries Inc.  and in the scope of his work was exposed to substances in products manufactured by the defendants that caused his asbestos-related mesothelioma. The suit further states that the plaintiff was also exposed to asbestos through coming in contact with her father's clothes and suffers from asbestos-related mesothelioma.

The defendants are accused of negligence and other counts.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. She is represented by J. Burton LeBlanc IV, David R. Cannella, Christopher C. Colley and Jeremiah S. Boling of Baron & Budd in Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 2016-10800

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