09/21/2010 // Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA // Mesothelioma News Now! // West Virginia Mesothelioma Reporter
A West Virginia couple is suing 58 high profile defendants in a lawsuit in regards to mesothelioma, an asbestos-related illness.
James R. Hinton, from Parkersburg, and his wife are alleging the companies are responsible for his contracting mesothelioma, which he was diagnosed with on July 7, according to the suit filed last month in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Hinton was worked as an operator for Union Carbide in South Charleston from 1946 until 1991, and claims he has been a nonsmoker his entire life.
According to the complaint filed by Hinton and his wife, Glendene F. Hinton, the defendants are being sued on account of negligence; contaminated buildings; breach of expressed/implied warranty; strict liability; intentional tort; conspiracy; misrepresentations; and post-sale duty to warn.
The couple has asked for a jury trial for his mesothelioma complaint, and are being represented by John E. Sutter.
Among the high profile defendants named in the suit are 3M Company; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; General Electric Company, Inc.; Honeywell International, f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC; Viacom, Inc.; and Zurn Industries, Inc.
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