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Kent, the Navy, Warren Pumps, Asbestos and Mesothelioma

ASBESTOS, MESOTHELIOMA, CANCER Kent, the Navy, Warren Pumps, Asbestos and Mesothelioma: A recent appeal of a summary judgment was filed by the Plaintiff in the case against Warren Pumps and others.

The case is filed in the United States District Court, Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Three and documents what many Navy veterans face today – past potential asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.  The Plaintiff won the appeal.

To find out more on the case, see Case no. 1No. B243832.– January 31, 2014.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Kent worked as a maintenance machinist at the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) at North Island in the San Diego Bay from 1961 to 1987, with the exception of a four-year period from 1966 to 1970 when he served in the United States Air Force.
  • NARF was responsible for maintaining and repairing United States Navy ships and aircraft. Warren manufactured and supplied pumps, including some pumps with asbestos in some components.
  • Kent’s work at NARF included maintaining and repairing pumps by removing and replacing gaskets and packing, some of which allegedly contained asbestos. He eventually developed malignant mesothelioma.

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