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Woman sues companies after husband, exposed to asbestos, dies of lung cancer


By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2019


CHARLESTON – The wife of a man who died of lung cancer is suing a large group of companies at which he might have been exposed to asbestos.

Lisa D. Layner, acting as executor of the estate of her husband, Fredrick E. Layner, filed the complaint July 17 in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Fredrick Layner was employed by Ames True Temper and then Kaiser Aluminum for the next 27 years, in that time performing services for many companies in the area. All of them are thought to have used or manufactured asbestos in some capacity.

Layner died from lung cancer Nov. 12, 2018.

The lawsuit alleges negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy and post sale duty to warn. Some of the defendants face additional allegations.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Thomas P. Maroney of Maroney, Williams, Weaver & Pancake in Charleston.

Kanawha County Circuit Court case No. 19-C-711

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