New Orleans, Louisiana – The family of a woman has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies over her malignant mesothelioma diagnosis and death thereafter.
The lawsuit was filed by Joseph E Babin – the husband of Judy G Babin – and her children in the civil dist. court in Orleans Parish.
Anchor Packing Co, Coltec Industrial Incorporated, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp, Flowserve Corp, Riley Power, Durco International, Babcock Borsig Power Incorporated, Riley Stoker Corp, D.B. Riley, William Powell Co, General Electric Co, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co, Entergy Gulf States, Gulf States Utilities Co, Mosiac Fertilizer, IMC Phosphates Co, IMC Agrico Co, Motiva Enterprises, Texaco, Shell Oil Co, Momentice Specialty Chemical Incorporated, Hexion Specialty Chemicals Incorporated, Borden Chemical Incorporated, Borden Incorporated, The Borden Co, BASF Corp, BASF Wyandotte Corp, Borden Chemical & Plastics Limited Partnership, Honeywell International, Georgia Pacific LLC, Allied Signal Incorporated, Allied-Signal Incorporated, McDermott Incorporated, Zeneco Incorporated, ICI Americas Incorporated, Bovay Engineers International, Rubicon Chemicals, Burns & Roe Enterprises, The McCarty Corp, Taylor-Seidenbach Incorporated, Anco Insulations Incorporated, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co, Arrowood Indemnity Co, Eagle Incorporated, Brock Enterprises Incorporated, Cannon Sline Incorporated, Technip Energy & Chemicals International Incorporated, Shaw Energy & Chemicals Incorporated, Stone & Webster Incorporated, The Shaw Group, Turner Industries Group, and Technip E & C Incorporated are the companies named as defendants in this case.
According to the plaintiffs, Judy G Babin was regularly exposed directly as well as secondarily to toxic asbestos fibers through her husband’s work clothes, tools, car, and shared surroundings. The suit says she developed malignant mesothelioma as a result of this continuous asbestos exposure. She died shortly after being diagnosed with the terminal cancer, according to the plaintiffs.
The suits says the defendant companies were negligent and are responsible for Mrs. Babin’s death as they designed, tested, contracted, evaluated, manufactured, packaged, furnished, stored, handled, transported, installed, supplied and/or sold products containing asbestos.
The plaintiffs say medical as well as scientific data and test reports had been readily available which clearly indicate the hazards of asbestos exposure, but the defendant companies fraudulently, maliciously, and willfully concealed those facts.
The defendant companies are sued for strict liability, negligence, and fraudulent conspiracy.
Judy Babin’s family is seeking an undisclosed sum in damages for her physical pain and sufferings, emotional pain, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, physical impairment, reasonable and essential medical costs, loss of society, loss of consortium, and wrongful death.
Hon. Lloyd Medley, the judge of Division D, will be presiding over the case.