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Minn. woman files mesothelioma lawsuit

April 24th, 2007

A woman from Minnesota has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit in Illinois against 72 defendant corporations. Lonna Morrison alleges that asbestos particles carried home from work on her husband’s clothing caused her to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis earlier this year.

Morrison’s husband, Curwood Olsen, worked as a mechanic and engineer, which she says caused him to be exposed to asbestos in the workplace. In her mesothelioma lawsuit, she alleges that when he came home from work, her husband’s clothing would be covered in dust containing asbestos fibers. This dust would become airborne, she says, causing her to be exposed to asbestos as well. Morrison received a mesothelioma diagnosis on February 8, which she believes was caused by the dust on her husband’s clothing.

According to her mesothelioma lawsuit, the defendants failed to warn their employees of proper hygienic practices that would have prevented them from exposing family members to the asbestos dust on their clothing. In addition, Morrison alleges that the defendant corporations destroyed documents relating to asbestos which could have been used as evidence in her case. She is seeking compensatory damages of $300,000, plus punitive damages.

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