The Sparkman, A.W. Chesterton, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many industrial plant employees (e.g., pulp and paper mill factory worker (s)) and others may face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma. The court ruled on the motion.
A brief summary of the facts include:
- From 1954 to 2000, decedent Elijah J. Sparkman was employed in various capacities at Westvaco Pulp and Paper Mill in North Charleston, South Carolina, including as a laborer, boiler operator, evaporator operator, and precipitator operator. Other defendants include Gould Pumps, Foster Wheeler…
- Sparkman was diagnosed with mesothelioma and died of this disease on October 20, 2012.
- Plaintiffs Terence J. Sparkman and Leonard Sparkman allege Sparkman’s mesothelioma resulted from a prolonged exposure to asbestos while employed at Westvaco.
- Relevant to these motions, plaintiffs allege that Sparkman was exposed to asbestos from Foster Wheeler’s asbestos-containing boilers while employed at Westvaco.
- Their expert in this matter, Dr. Richard Kradin, has opined to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that Sparkman’s malignant mesothelioma was caused by cumulative exposure to asbestos from his work at Westvaco, including his work with and around asbestos-containing boilers. (e.g., insulation)
To find out more on the case, see Case No. 2:12-cv-02957-DCN – December 29, 2014.
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