Comardelle, Pennsylvania General, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

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Comardelle, Pennsylvania General, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A recent case in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana ruled on summary judgment motion.

The Comardelle, Pennsylvania General, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many people 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:

  • Plaintiffs allege that decedent, Michael Comardelle (“Comardelle”), was “exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products manufactured, distributed, and sold” by defendants during the course of his employment from 1963 through 1979.
  • Plaintiffs allege, “As a result of these exposures to toxic substances, including asbestos, [Comardelle] contracted cancer, mesothelioma, and lung cancer, which was first diagnosed on approximately September 25, 2013.”
  • Comardelle died on May 3, 2014, and his surviving spouse and children were substituted as plaintiffs.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 13-6555 – November 3, 2014.

UPDATE – January 5, 2015

  • Before the Court is a motion filed by defendant, Bayer CropScience, Inc., seeking “to exclude causation opinions regarding Benjamin Foster products based on the `each and every exposure’ theory.” 
  • Plaintiffs oppose the motion.
  • For the following reasons, the motion is GRANTED.Among a myriad of other claims, plaintiffs allege that Comardelle was exposed to asbestos-containing “coatings, sealants, and mastics” manufactured, distributed, and sold by Amchem, including an adhesive called Benjamin Foster 81-27.
  • Plaintiffs intend to call Dr. Samuel P. Hammar as an expert witness to opine that Benjamin Foster 81-27 was a substantial contributing factor to the development of Comardelle’s mesothelioma. Amchem moves to exclude or limit this specific-causation opinion testimony, as well as any other expert testimony that relies on an “every exposure” theory.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 13-6555 – January 5, 2015.

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