Asbestos Suit Filed

A jury trial that began Wednes­day in Defi­ance County Com­mon Pleas Court, is expected to con­tinue today. It con­cerns a woman’s claim that asbestos expo­sure at Defiance’s Gen­eral Motors plant caused the death of her hus­band, who worked there.

Loretta Bryant of Defi­ance, filed the law­suit in 2009, after the death of her hus­band, Ivan Bryant, who died from lung can­cer in 2007.

The Cres­cent News reports that Loretta Bryant is seek­ing a judg­ment that would allow her to “par­tic­i­pate in the work­ers com­pen­sa­tion fund for widow’s ben­e­fits as a result of her husband’s occu­pa­tional dis­ease and sub­se­quent death and that such fund­ing be cer­ti­fied to the Indus­trial Com­mis­sion of Ohio and Bureau of Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion as pro­vided by law.”

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