Robertson, Georgia Pacific, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Robertson, Georgia Pacific, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A recent case in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled on motion to dismiss.
The Robertson, Georgia Pacific, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many construction employees (e.g., sheetrock, joint compounds, laborers) and others may face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma. The court ruled on the motion.
A brief summary of the facts include:

  • On June 30, 2004, Harris Robertson was diagnosed with mesothelomia and on November 27, 2004, he died from the disease.
  • On May 26, 2005, the plaintiffs, Harris Robertson’s wife and children, filed this lawsuit against a host of defendants that they claimed were responsible for manufacturing, supplying, selling, or exposing Harris Robertson to asbestos-containing products, including but not limited to Georgia-Pacific Corporation (“Georgia-Pacific”), Union Carbide Corporation (“Union Carbide”) and Sherwin-Williams.
  • Essentially, the plaintiffs alleged that Georgia-Pacific manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products, that Union Carbide sold, distributed, and supplied raw asbestos, and that Sherwin-Williams was a supplier or distributor of asbestos-containing products.
    In the plaintiffs’ petition, they alleged that Harris Robertson’s fatal disease was caused in part by his exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products through his work for V.P. Pierret Construction Company from approximately 1960-1970.
  • Specifically, the plaintiffs asserted that during this time frame, Harris Robertson installed sheetrock and was regularly exposed to friable asbestos and asbestos-containing products, which were present in the joint compounds used to finish or float the sheetrock, and as a result of that exposure, asbestos dust and fibers were inhaled or otherwise ingested by Harris Robertson.
  • To find out more on the case, see Case No. 2014-CA-0141 – December 23, 2014


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