The Anderson, Ford, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many auto plant workers may face today – past exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma. The court ruled in favor of the plaintiff in the case.
To find out more on the case, see Case No. 2:06-CV-741 TS – February 28, 2014.
A brief summary of the facts include:
- Filed in state court by Joseph Alexander Anderson, Jr., and was removed to this Court on September 1, 2006.
- Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that Mr. Anderson had been diagnosed with asbestos-caused mesothelioma. Mr. Anderson died of mesothelioma on June 7, 2008, and his wife and the executor of his estate, Arva Anderson, was substituted as Plaintiff.
- Other Defendants include Sepco Corporation, Flowserve Corporation, York International Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., and Gould Pumps Inc. have joined in Crane Co.’s
- In the June 24, 2013 Order, the Court excluded testimony from Plaintiff’s experts— Drs. Horn and Dikman—who intended to testify “that every exposure Mr. Anderson had to an asbestos fiber contributed to the causation of his disease would imply specific causation regardless of the dose of the exposure or the type of fiber to which Mr. Anderson was exposed.”
- Dr. Abraham testimony excerpt – “I am familiar with asbestos exposures encountered by plumbers and pipefitters during the removal and replacement of gaskets and packing materials and, in my opinion, the doses are substantial and are the type to cause mesothelioma. I have personally reviewed many cases of pipefitters who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of their exposures to asbestos containing packing and gaskets such as the ones described by Mr. Anderson. I am also aware that it was typical during the years of Mr. Anderson’s employment for industrial gaskets and packing to contain asbestos fibers. Removal and replacement of gasket and packing materials like the ones described by Mr. Anderson are known to emit respirable asbestos fibers in the range of 0.2 to 4.2 f/cc during the same installation and removal processes described by Mr. Anderson.”
Sometimes in mesothelioma litigation or asbestos litigation, many theories are put forth. In some mesothelioma lawsuits, one particular theory is that any breath of asbestos causes mesothelioma. In the any breath of asbestos causes mesothelioma, mesothelioma victims admit expert witness testimony stating that every exposure to the asbestos fibers must be considered a cause of mesothelioma – the any breath of asbestos causes mesothelioma test.
In Pennsylvania, several cases have tried to use the any breath of asbestos causes mesothelioma test to prove its case. Unfortunately, the any breath of asbestos causes mesothelioma test has been rejected by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
People who develop this rare form of cancer were most likely exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers while working in various industries to support their families. It is common for the development of mesothelioma to occur 20 or sometimes even 40 years after initial exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos fibers have been used in the manufacturing of a wide variety of industrial and household products in the United States and around the world.
For more on mesothelioma and asbestos, please visit the links below:
- An Overview
- Asbestos Connection
- Exposure to Asbestos
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis/Staging and Treatment
- Go To Asbestos
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma News
At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and would like to talk to an asbestos or mesothelioma lawyer about a potential mesothelioma lawsuit, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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