A New York state widow, Josephine Jaworski, has filed a lawsuit against a local plumbing company she claims exposed her husband to the asbestos that caused his fatal mesothelioma.
Last month, Josephine Jaworski filed the lawsuit on behalf of herself and her late husband’s estate in state Supreme Court in Fonda, N.Y., says regional newspaper The Leader-Herald. Her husband, Joseph Jaworski Jr., died in 2011 at age 83. He’d spent part of his career working as a plumber, and the lawsuit names as plaintiff an Amsterdam, N.Y.-based plumbing and heating firm. The suit charges it with wrongful death, negligence, and loss of consortium.
According to his obituary, Jaworski served with the United States Navy in World War II. He began his career in the plumbing trade, and later served as a professional firefighter for the city of Amsterdam Fire Department for three decades. He also ran the Jaworski Vending Company.
According to the Leader-Herald, the lawsuit alleges that while working for the plumbing and heating company, Joseph Jaworski was repeatedly exposed to asbestos fibers and dust. Furthermore, the suit contends that the company should have been aware that “their asbestos products would cause the release of asbestos fibers and dust into the ambient air, creating danger and unreasonable risk of injury and harm to those breathing the air.”
A representative of the plumbing company told the Leader-Herald he hadn’t received a copy of the suit, and he declined to comment on it.
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