Hasenberg, Navy, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

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The Hasenberg, Navy, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many Navy veterans, oil refinery workers, auto mechanic, mechanics, construction workers, tile setters and others may face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma.

The court ruled: For the following reasons, both motions are DENIED.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • In this case, Plaintiff claims he was exposed to asbestos from Defendants’ products during his employment with the United States Navy and that said exposure resulted in his current diagnosis.
  • Defendants filed separate Motions for Summary Judgment arguing that Plaintiff fails to offer evidence that Defendants manufactured or distributed asbestos-containing components attached to or within pumps used at Plaintiff’s work sites, that Defendants are not liable for Plaintiff’s exposure to asbestos arising from components not manufactured or supplied by the respective Defendants and that the claim for Loss of Consortium must fail if Summary Judgment is granted on the products liability claims.
  • Plaintiff served in the United States Navy from 1968 until 1972. Between 1970 and 1972, Plaintiff served as a boiler technician aboard two different ships.
  • From November 1970 through September 1971, Plaintiff served on the World War II Destroyer USS Bausell. His duties as a boiler technician included changing packing and gaskets on condensate pumps. 
  • Plaintiff identified condensate pumps aboard the Bausell as being made by Buffalo and he also recalled that other pumps that he worked on aboard the ship were made by Warren.
  • In September 1970, Plaintiff was transferred to the destroyer USS Sterett on which he served until July 1972.
  • His duties on the Sterett were essentially the same as his duties on the Bausell.
  • Plaintiff testified that many of the pumps he worked on aboard the Sterett were also made by Buffalo and Warren.
  • Air and Liquid Systems Corporation, as successor by merger to Buffalo Pump’s Motion for Summary Judgment and (2) Defendant Warren Pumps LLC’s

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 13-cv-01325-SMY-SCW – March 18, 2015.


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