Chesterton Company, the Navy, Crane & Mesothelioma

ASBESTOS, MESOTHELIOMA, CANCER Chesterton Company, the Navy, Crane & Mesothelioma: A case that was filed in the United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division against A.W. Chesterton, Crane Company and others documents what many Navy veterans face today – past potential asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 13 C 8161 as of 5.19.2014.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Plaintiff alleges that his exposure to asbestos occurred during several years (1964 to 1968) in the United States Navy
  • where he served in various capacities including Machinist Mate
  • which was followed by several decades of land based civilian work in Illinois
  • as well as secondary exposure via his father who was engaged in insulator work during his childhood
  • he alleges that, while in the Navy, he was stationed at San Diego, California, Great Lakes, Illinois, and aboard the U.S.S. Taussig and the U.S.S. Frank Knox
  • The Defendant, Crane Company (“Crane”), is alleged to have supplied valves containing asbestos to the United States Navy which were used in constructing the ships upon which he served.
  • The Plaintiffs rely solely on the alleged failure to warn him of the dangers of asbestos.

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