Thaddeus Alpough is a laborer cum welder cum supervisor by profession. Extreme asbestos exposure has caused him physical pain, mental anguish, loss of earning capacity , disfigurement etc. He was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma which incurred huge remedial bills as the result of his disease.
Thaddeus found that the product-based companies where he worked did not sufficiently test their products before putting them into the stream of commerce. According to him these companies marketed dangerous and defective products.
More importantly these corporate houses did never warn their employees of the hazards of asbestos exposures. Poor quality masks were provided to the workers which contributed to health troubles instead of giving respiratory protection.
The disease has been wrongfully caused. Previous example is there in which a Texas Supreme court decided for a plaintiff who filed a supplementary lawsuit for asbestos-related cancer if a second disease from the same cause develops at a later date.