Jeanne Belman, the special administrator of the estate of Marcella Goedeke, has filed a lawsuit against CSX Transportation, successor to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, where Goedeke’s husband worked, for her wrongful death as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers that stuck to her husband’s clothes when he returned home from work.
According to the lawsuit, when Goedeke’s husband would come home from work with asbestos fibers clinging to his clothing, Goedeke inhaled and ingested the fibers, which caused her to develop mesothelioma. Belman claims that this caused Goudeke to suffer great pain and disability, endure serious mental anguish and extreme nervousness and incur significant medical costs before eventually killing her on March 18, 2012. Belman is seeking more than $100,000.00 in her lawsuit against CSX Transportation.
The lawsuit also claims that Goedeke’s disease could have been avoided if The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company had listened to experts in 1935 when they warned the railroad to educate all its employees about the dangers of asbestos fibers. According to the complaint, the experts also told the company that is should “get rid of asbestos dust,  sprinkle the working area with water,  have employees wear inhalers and  have frequent analyses made of the dust content of air at different times during work hours.” The railroad failed to listen to the experts, however, and “negligently exposed Marcella Goedeke’s husband to asbestos, allowed him to carry the asbestos with him into his home, failed to warn him that it could cause disease, failed to prevent him from being exposed to the asbestos, failed to provide him with protective clothing and allowed unsafe work practices to become routine.”
Asbestos exposure does not just occur at the workplace. Failure to properly educate workers about the danger of asbestos fibers that cling to their clothes after they leave work can expose their loved ones to the carcinogenic substance as well. If you or someone in your family has been injured as a result of mesothelioma exposure, please call the legal experts at Boston, MA asbestos injury law firm to learn whether you are entitled to personal injury damages or wrongful death damages. Call 617- 787-3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with one of our expert Boston, MA asbestos injury lawyers, Massachusetts personal injury attorneys or Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys.
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