ExxonMobil is the target of a new lawsuit that blames an ex-employee’s death on being exposed to asbestos fibers and dust in one of the oil giant’s facilities.

The surviving spouse filed the mesothelioma lawsuit against ExxonMobil Oct. 20 in Jefferson County District Court in Texas. It claims that her late husband worked for Mobil Oil and was exposed to asbestos fibers and dust.

Years later, the suit claims, the man developed mesothelioma and he died a ‘painful and terrible death’ in July 2015. The lawsuit alleges that the company knew for years that asbestos products were very hazardous, but still allowed its employs to work in their proximity without protection.

Our mesothelioma lawyers know the horrible and devastating impact of mesothelioma on the victims and their families. Many people do not realize that they do not even need to be exposed to asbestos for long at all for terrible health consequences years later.

Sadly, many industrial workers were exposed to asbestos years ago, even though their employers knew asbestos was very dangerous.

Our law firm particularly works with ex-railroad workers who suffer from mesothelioma and asbestosis (we recently settled this railroad worker case for an undisclosed sum). That is why we have written this guide titled Understanding Mesothelioma and the Devastating Impact of Asbestos on Railroad Workers. Anyone who is dealing with asbestos-related health problems would be well served to read this guide, and to learn more about the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, which this instructive guide covers.