Man alleges General Electric, others failed to warn of dangers of asbestos

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges he developed lung-related disease because of exposure to asbestos during his military career.

Henry and Carol Trujillo filed a complaint on March 5 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against General Electric Co., Asbestos Corp. Limited, et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, Henry Trujillo was exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products from 1957 to 1992 during his career with the U.S. Navy, which caused him to develop pleural disease and asbestosis. He alleges he was diagnosed with asbestosis in 2006 and pleural disease in August 2017.

He alleges the defendants were engaged in the business of mining, manufacturing, installing or removing of asbestos.

Plaintiff Carol Trujillo alleges she has been deprived of the consortium, society, comfort and affection of her spouse. 

The plaintiffs hold General Electric Co., Asbestos Corp. Limited et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to warn plaintiff of asbestos and other toxic dusts, failed to provide adequate breathing protection, and failed to follow applicable general industry safety orders.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, award for general damages, medical and related expenses, costs of suit, exemplary or punitive damages and further relief as the court may deem just. They are represented by Alan R. Brayton, David R. Donadio, James P. Nevin and Nancy T. Williams of Brayton Purcell LLP in Novato.

San Francisco County Superior Court case number CGC-18-276663

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