Oregon Glass Company Sued by Woman with Lung Cancer

A 63-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. glass company, saying it caused her terminal lung cancer.

Valerie Silva filed the lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court. Documents say she lives in Washington but works at a Fred Meyer store near the Portland Bullseye Glass plant.

She accuses the business of negligence in releasing toxic levels of arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals into the air.

She is suing for punitive damages and attorney fees.

LawsuitBullseye didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

The state issued a cease-and-desist order to Bullseye in May after monitoring showed high lead levels in the area. Bullseye has since agreed to toxic metal restrictions and had the order lifted.

The company is also facing a class action lawsuit filed by neighbors.