Working With Thermal Insulation and Other Asbestos Containing Products Almost 40 Years Before His Diagnosis, This Case Demonstrates The Latency Period, or Delay, Between Asbestos Exposure and Onset of Asbestos Cancer
Dennis S. was born in October 1931 in Asheville, North Carolina.
Dennis worked at Square D Company in the maintenance department from 1965 to 1993. His job duties included maintaining forklifts and trucks.
Dennis also worked at Thrash Refrigeration in Asheville, N.C. from 1963 to 1965, where he repaired freezers in restaurants.
Before this, Dennis worked at R & W Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Asheville, N.C. from 1958 to 1963.
During his employment at R & W, Inc. he was exposed to asbestos while working with various types of heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. His job duties included:
- Installing and removing furnaces and air conditioning
- Installing and removing HVAC duct work
He served as an Army Corporal from 1953 to 1954.
Dennis was diagnosed with mesothelioma in May 1998 and only three months later, in August 1998, he died at his home in Asheville, at the age of 66. His surviving family were his wife and two children.
Some of the major defendants from Dennis’ asbestos lawsuit were Garlock, Inc., Gasket Holding, Inc., National Gypsum, North American Refractories, and H.K. Porter.
North Carolina asbestos lawyer Tom Lamb represented the family of this Asheville, NC HVAC maintenance worker in a mesothelioma asbestos lawsuit which resulted in significant settlements obtained from the asbestos companies.
Our law firm has gotten legal compensation for many asbestos clients with cases involving asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma caused by their past exposure to asbestos containing materials which they worked with or around at various types of NC work sites all across the state.