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Smith, Navy, Crane, Asbestos and Mesothelioma

ASBESTOS, MESOTHELIOMA, CANCER Smith, Navy, Crane, Asbestos and Mesothelioma: A recent motion to remand was filed by the Plaintiff in the case against Crane Co. and others.

The Smith, Navy, Crane, Asbestos and Mesothelioma case is filed in the United States District Court, United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division and documents what many Navy veterans face today – past potential asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. The Plaintiff lost the motion to remand.

To find out more on the case, see Case no. No. 13 C 7411 – March 6, 2014.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Plaintiff Kenneth Smith served in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1968.
  • He alleges that during the course of his employment he “was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products he was working with and around that were manufactured, sold, distributed, marketed or installed by the Defendants.”
  • For purposes of the instant motion, he alleges that he was exposed to asbestos from internal gaskets in the valves sold or supplied by Crane to the Navy.
  • Plaintiff became aware that he suffered from an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, on or about June 25, 2013.

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