An appeals court in Wisconsin has ruled that the widow of a worker in a manufacturing plant can sue a company that supplied brake parts containing asbestos for causing his death. The court reinstated a lawsuit filed by Vicki Tatera who was married to Walter Tatera, who died from mesothelioma in 2004. The lawsuit contends the worker developed cancer after working at a machine shop where he ground brake linings into specific shapes to be installed in automobiles. The appeals court ruled that the widow can sue the supplier of the linings, FMC Corp., in a suit alleging negligence for failing to warn that the parts contained asbestos and could be dangerous. The company has denied the allegations, claiming it was not at fault. This ruling sends the case back to the lower court for trial.
Source: Associated Press
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