Plaintiff links asbestos handling to mesothelioma diagnosis

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A husband and wife from Stevens are suing dozens of companies in their asbestos lawsuit that follows a mesothelioma diagnosis. 

Quincy A. Green Jr. and Martha Green filed a complaint in December in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against more than 20 defendants, alleging they installed, mined, and/or milled, and/or manufactured, and/or fabricated, and/or supplied, and/or sold products that they knew were defective and/or unreasonably dangerous to the user or consumer, such as Quincy A. Green Jr., and acted in such a manner that was willful, wanton, gross and in total disregard for the health and safety of his safety.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 17, Quincy A. Green Jr. was diagnosed with mesothelioma. From 1953 to 1979, he worked with and around asbestos-containing materials, conditions and activities and was thereby exposed to, inhaled, ingested and otherwise absorbed asbestos and asbestos fibers from said sources, which resulted in his mesothelioma and impairment, the suit says. 

Green worked at U.S. Steel as a bricklayer and foreman from 1947-79. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an amount in excess of the arbitration jurisdiction of the court. They are represented by Carla Gutilla of The Nemeroff Law Firm in Houston.

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