NEW ORLEANS – A family is suing nearly a dozen companies, alleging their negligence caused the death of a family member through exposure to asbestos.

Joan H. Johnson, Talawanga Johnson-Burl and Lakeisha Johnson-Manuel, each individually and on behalf of decedent Isaac Michael-Johnson, filed a lawsuit Dec. 16 against Ameron International Corporation and 10 other defendants in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

According to the suit, Isaac Michael-Johnson was employed by Ameron and other defendants. The suit states he was caused health damages due to the nature of his work, which included exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit says he ultimately died April 30 due to the negligence of the defendants.

The plaintiffs allege Ameron International and other companies were negligent in not providing a suitable work environment and failing to take the necessary precautions to protect employees.

The plaintiffs seek trial by jury and damages. They are represented by attorney Lindsey A. Check of the Check Law Firm in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-12303.

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