Melendez, Ameron, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

ASBESTOS, MESOTHELIOMA, CANCERMelendez, Ameron, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A case in the Court of Appeals California, Second District, Division Four ruled on an appeal of summary judgment.

The Melendez, Ameron, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case is about a California man that worked at a pipe manufacturer and alleged he developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos while working at the pipe manufacturing plant.  

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • For approximately 24 years, Lario Melendrez worked for Ameron International Corporation
    • Alleged exposure to asbestos in the manufacture of Ameron’s Bondstrand pipe products.
    • Also permitted to take waste or scrap pipe home, where he was exposed to asbestos in using the pipe (asbestos pipe covering) for home projects.
    • December 2010, he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos.
    • Died in 2011 of asbestos-related mesothelioma
    • Ameron moved for summary judgment
      • Alleging sole and exclusive remedy against Ameron lies in the California Workers’ Compensation Act.
      • The trial court agreed, and granted summary judgment.

The Appeals court ruled:  Affirmed.  To find out more on the case, see Case No. 256928– September 17, 2015.

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