Union Carbide is a chemical company that mined and milled began asbestos in California in the 1960s. The company mined chrysotile asbestos that Union Carbide trademarked as “Calidria.”
Over the last 20 years, former workers have filed asbestos-related personal injury claims after being exposed to asbestos in Union Carbide’s mine, mill and plants. The Union Carbide mill produced different grades of Calidria asbestos powder and workers reported it floating in the factory air during production. Companies used Union Carbide asbestos to produce the following:
- Joint compound
- Wall coatings
- Sheet packing
Union Carbide had operations in the following Ohio locations:
- Taft Plant–Hahnville, LA
- Luling, LA
Asbestos exposure in chemical plants can lead to severe health issues, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, among others. Our attorneys are passionate about advocating for those who have suffered due to corporate negligence and inadequate safety measures. We are determined to hold responsible parties accountable and secure the financial relief you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Chemical Plant Asbestos Lawsuit?
In a chemical plant asbestos lawsuit, various types of damages may be available to victims or their families. These damages are intended to compensate the injured party for the physical, emotional, and financial losses they have suffered due to asbestos exposure.
The specific damages that can be awarded in such a lawsuit may include:
Medical Expenses: Victims of asbestos exposure often incur substantial medical costs, including expenses related to diagnosis, treatment, hospitalization, medication, surgery, and ongoing medical care. Damages may cover these expenses and any anticipated future medical costs.
Lost Wages: Asbestos-related illnesses can lead to the inability to work, either temporarily or permanently. Damages may include compensation for lost income and potential future earnings that were affected by the illness.
Pain and Suffering: This category of damages encompasses the physical and emotional suffering endured by the victim. It takes into account the pain, discomfort, and diminished quality of life experienced due to the asbestos-related disease.
Funeral and Burial Expenses: If the asbestos exposure leads to the death of the victim, damages can include the costs associated with their funeral and burial.
Punitive Damages: In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party for gross negligence, willful misconduct, or intentional harm. These damages aim to deter similar behavior in the future.
It’s important to note that the availability and extent of these damages can vary depending on the circumstances of each case, including the jurisdiction and the specific laws that apply. An experienced attorney can help victims and their families understand the potential damages available and work to secure fair compensation in line with the circumstances of the case.
If you or a loved one has been affected by asbestos exposure in a chemical plant, consult with an attorney who specializes in asbestos litigation to explore your legal options.
What Does a Toxic Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Do for Your Case?
A toxic asbestos exposure lawyer plays a crucial role in helping individuals or families affected by asbestos-related illnesses seek compensation and justice for their damages.
Here are some of the key tasks and responsibilities that a toxic asbestos exposure lawyer performs for your case:
Investigation: Your lawyer will collect and compile evidence, which may include medical records, employment records, witness statements, and expert testimonies. This evidence is essential in proving your case.
Negotiation: Your attorney will negotiate with the responsible parties, their insurance companies, or other relevant parties to reach a settlement that provides fair compensation for your damages. This can save time and resources compared to a full trial.
Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, your attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf. They will represent you in court, presenting your case to a judge and jury, and advocating for your right to compensation.
In toxic asbestos exposure cases, it’s essential to work with an attorney who specializes in asbestos litigation due to the complexity of these cases and the specific knowledge and expertise required.
Our experience and dedication will be invaluable in helping you pursue a successful claim and achieve the compensation you deserve.
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The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
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