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Bray, Ingersoll-Rand, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Bray, Ingersoll-Rand, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A recent case in the United States District Court, D. Connecticut ruled on an appeal of a summary judgment.

The Bray, Ingersoll-Rand, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many Navy veterans and others may face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma.

A brief summary of the facts include: 

  • The decedent, Edgar St. Jean, served in the military from 1953 to December 1956.
  • He then joined Electric Boat Corporation (“Electric Boat”), a division of General Dynamics Corporation, as an outside machinist and later, as a general foreman, from approximately 1956 to April 1980.
  • His worksite was located in Groton, Connecticut, where St. Jean worked on new construction and the overhauling of nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy.
  • The plaintiffs allege that the defendants manufactured products used in Electric Boat’s shipbuilding and repair business, and that St. Jean was exposed to when using or installing those products.
  • On May 19, 2013, St. Jean died of mesothelioma and asbestosis, which the plaintiffs allege was caused by St. Jean’s exposure to and inhalation of asbestos fibers throughout his military and shipbuilding career.
  • The court ruled: The defendants’ motions for summary judgment are GRANTED.
  • To find out more on the case, see Case No.  3:13-cv-1561 (SRU) – February 19, 2015.


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