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Bell, ABB, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

ASBESTOS, MESOTHELIOMA, CANCERBell, ABB, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A case in the United States District Court, S.D. Illinois ruled on an appeal of summary judgment.

The Bell, ABB, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many seaman in the navy (e.g. working on boilers, evaporators etc.) may face today after past potential asbestos exposure –  mesothelioma.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Richard Bell served in the U.S. Navy from September 1960 to September 1964 on board the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt from January 1961 to November 1962.
  • The seamen assigned to “B” division had various duties, including the operation of boilers and evaporators, taking care of fuel, the loading of stores and ammo, firefighting, and other duties.
  • Loveless testified that packing was utilized aboard the Roosevelt on emergency feed pumps and valves. Loveless thought the packing was manufactured by John Crane, Crane, and/or Garlock.
  • Plaintiff alleges asbestos exposure from Decedent’s work aboard the Roosevelt.
  • This work occurred while the vessel traveled navigable waters as well as while the ship was dry-docked.

The court ruled:  Reversing.  To find out more on the case, see Case No. 13-CV-1338-SMY-SCW – November 24, 2015.

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