The Lovelace, Pneumo-Abex, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many auto brake workers may face today – past exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma. The court denied the petition for rehearing.
To find out more on the case, see Case No. C072371 – August 22, 2014.
A brief summary of case includes:
- A jury determined James A. Lovelace contracted pleural mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure and awarded him $2,072,164 in economic and noneconomic damages.
- The jury apportioned 13 percent of the fault to Pneumo Abex LLC (Abex), a manufacturer of automobile brake parts that contained asbestos.
- He explained James contracted pleural mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos-containing products. James testified that between 1950 and 1980 he was exposed to asbestos-containing products made by manufacturers that included Abex, Raybestos, and Bendix.
- Specifically as to Abex, James adjusted numerous brakes made by Abex. James breathed the dust from Abex products because he compressed air to blow the asbestos dust off the brake drums when adjusting the brakes.
- At other times, James ground and sanded new Abex brake shoes to match the arc of the brake drum. He breathed this dust too. James did not use a dust mask or respirator because he did not see any cautionary labels on Abex products or the boxes in which they came.
- James also believed he was exposed to asbestos dust in his work as a plumber and his work on heating- and air-conditioning systems.
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- An Overview
- Asbestos Connection
- Exposure to Asbestos
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis/Staging and Treatment
- Go To Asbestos
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