SMOKER’S FAMILY SUES OVER ASBESTOS FILTER

A widower professes in a lawsuit that his better half created catastrophic bronchi cancer coming from asbestos in Kent cigarette filters.
In the lawsuit submitted Thursday, Gabriel Cusani of Westport, Conn., identified cigarette manufacturer Lorillard Inc. as well as Hollingsworth & & Vose Co., that made the asbestos filters in the 1950s.

The United States District Court lawsuit is just one of a set consisting of the filters, pointed out Dick Daynard, a spokesperson for the Tobacco Products Liability Project, a Boston-based buyer guard dog firm.

The lawsuit, which finds undetermined loss, states Claire Cusani perished coming from mesothelioma, a cancer impacting the bronchi cellular lining.

The lawsuit affirms that much more than 90 per-cent of mesothelioma instances might be credited to crocidolite asbestos, which was discovered simply in” Micronite Filters” produced by Hollingsworth & & Vose as well as utilized in Kent cigarettes coming from March 1952 by means of May 1956.

The criticism points out that coming from 1952 to 1957, Mrs. Cusani smoked one pack of Kents a time.

Given that Mrs. Cusani labored in the region in the course of the time, the lawsuit was submitted in Philadelphia.

Representatives of New York-based Lorillard authorities decreased to comment regarding the lawsuit. Hollingsworth & & Vose authorities performed certainly not come back call arranged at their East Walpole, Mass., workplace.