It is an exhaustive and daunting task for those tragic victims of asbestos exposure who are trying to cope with the after effects and are forced to claim compensations by filing lawsuits. At least four new victims have been seriously affected by the toxic asbestos exposure and have filed lawsuits in Madison County, Illinois.
One of them is a woman from Missouri named Kristy Ritz who is a secondary exposure victim. Kristy became a victim of exposure through fibers brought in from work by her father and grandfather on their clothes. Being diagnosed with mesothelioma, Kristy has filed a lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court claiming compensation of $100,000 in exemplary and punitive damages and a compensation of $150,000.
Linda Lyon from Wisconsin, who is diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma contacted exposure to asbestos fibers working for various companies as packager, assembly line worker and dashboard hanger between 1978 and 2006 apart from being in contact with fibers through the clothes of a family member who was an iron worker. She seeks a compensation of at least $50,000.
George Harrigan is from Louisiana who has suffered from mesothelioma due to his exposure to asbestos fibers at work. Harrigan worked as a laborer, quality control specialist and an electrician between the years 1943 and 1979. He seeks a compensation of at least $50,000 for his trauma and suffering.
Mary Zerkle is the fourth plaintiff who has filed a compensation for being diagnosed with the deadly mesothelioma in the month of May. She is a victim of secondary asbestos exposure from 1950 when from her father who worked as a machinist in Pabst Brewery transporting asbestos fibers on his clothes from work. She claims exemplary damages of $100,000 and $200,000 as compensation.