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Scott, Brakes, Ford, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

ASBESTOS, MESOTHELIOMA, CANCER Scott, Brakes, Ford, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A recent case in the Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division One reviewed the choice of law question from the lower court.

The review of the Scott, Brakes, Ford, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many brake and clutch repair auto mechanics may face today – past potential asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. The decision of the appeals court was remanded for a new trial.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. A137975 – March 26, 2014.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Plaintiff Patrick Scott (Scott) owned and operated vehicle service stations for over 40 years, during which he was periodically exposed to asbestos from brake and clutch repair.
  • He eventually developed mesothelioma, a form of cancer uniquely linked to asbestos.
  • Scott worked as a mechanic for over 40 years. He began working on cars as a young teenager.
  • After he joined the United States Air Force in 1961, he was trained at a technical school and served as a mechanic for four years.
  • After his discharge, he worked for eight months at a shipyard, where he suffered significant exposure to a particularly harmful form of asbestos.
  • By finding the United States Navy 33 percent responsible for Scott’s injury, the jury implicitly attributed a portion of his disease to his work at the shipyard, which preceded most of his automotive exposure to asbestos.

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