Synatzske, Union Carbide, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

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Synatzske, Union Carbide, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A case in the Supreme Court of Texas reviewed a lower court’s decision.

The Synatzske, Union Carbide, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case is about a Texas man that worked as an insulator at a Union Carbide plant.  Allegedly, he developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos (e.g., possibly from the asbestos in the insulation used on the pipe and pipeline) while working at the Union Carbide plant.

A brief summary of Synatzske, Union Carbide, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case facts include:

  1. Joseph Emmite, who died in June 2005, worked as an insulator at Union Carbide for nearly forty years before he began receiving disability in 1979.
  2. When Joseph died on June 15, 2005, his death certificate listed the cause of death as “Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.”
  3. As to Union Carbide the Emmites alleged that Joseph was exposed to asbestos throughout his work life there and the long-term exposure caused him to develop asbestosis, which in turn was a cause of his death.  A seminal point revolves around the expert reports submitted under Chapter 90.
  4. We reverse the judgment of the court of appeals and render judgment dismissing the Emmites’ suit.
  5. The Texas Supreme Court court ruled: Reversal of the appeals court – dismissing the lawsuit.
  6. To find out more on the case, see Case No. 12-0617 – August 22, 2014


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