Hammond, Phillips 66, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

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The Hammond, Phillips 66, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many oil rig workers, oil platform workers, brake mechanics, navy veterans and others may face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma. The court ruled: Court finds that this action should be remanded to the Circuit Court of Marion County, Mississippi.

A brief summary of the facts include: 

  • Hammond alleges that he suffers from asbestosis and related lung disease because of his frequent and sustained exposure to drilling mud additives and products containing asbestos that were negligently and defectively designed, manufactured, marketed, distributed, and sold by each Defendant.
  • Hammond charges the Defendants with, inter alia, negligence, defective manufacture, defective design, strict liability, and negligent infliction of emotional distress under Mississippi law. 
  • The Complaint also asserts confusing claims against “Jones Act Defendants” under “general maritime law” and the Jones Act to “the extent Plaintiff was exposed to asbestos drilling mud and additives . . . while Plaintiff worked on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. . . .”
  • The Jones Act authorizes an injured seaman to bring a civil action against his employer. 
  • Hammond does not claim that he was employed by any named Defendant. In April of 2014, Hammond’s general maritime claims were dismissed via the state court’s Agreed Order Dismissing Plaintiff’s General Maritime Law Claims  

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 2:14cv119-KS-MTP – February 12, 2015.


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