Suit Blames City, Pershing Center For Mesothelioma Death

 A wrongful death suit filed against the city of Lincoln alleges that a woman died last Feb of the disease mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working at the now closed Pershing Center arena. 

      Dixie Johnson filed the lawsuit in December on behalf of the estate of her sister, Donna Grant, who died at the age of 60. 

       The estate is seeking payment of Grant’s hospital and medical bills as well as burial and funeral costs plus money for her pain and anguish and her family’s suffering. 

      The city hasn’t yet filed a response to the lawsuit, and City Attorney Yohance Christie declines to comment.