Thomasson, Navy, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

asbestos,mesothelioma,cancerThomasson, Navy, Asbestos & Mesothelioma: A case in the United State District Court, D. New Jersey ruled on motions for summary judgment.

The Thomasson, Navy, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many navy veterans and second hand asbestos exposure victims (e.g., railroad workers, plant workers, printing press operators, factory workers etc.) and others may face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma.

The court ruled: the Court will grant the pending motions for summary judgment.  A brief summary of the case includes:

  • Mr. Thomasson served as a 3rd class metal worker aboard two Navy vessels: the U.S.S. Fitch (DD-462) from February 20, 1952 to November 15, 1953 and the U.S.S. Macomb (DD-458) from November 15, 1953 to May 22, 1954.
  • Thereafter Mr. Thomasson worked as a maintenance worker and/or pipefitter at PSE&G in Camden, New Jersey from 1954 to 1955; at New York Shipyard from 1955 to 1956; at Paulsboro New Jersey Refinery in Gibbstown, New Jersey from 1956 to 1958; at a DuPont Plant in Trenton, New Jersey from 1958 to 1960; and at Monsanto Chemical from 1960 to 1985 and is also filed against Air & Liquid Systems.
  • Mr. Thomasson was not deposed in this matter prior to his death. Plaintiff has offered two of Mr. Thomasson’s former coworkers to give deposition testimony regarding Mr. Thomasson’s alleged exposure to asbestos at the Monsanto Chemical plant in Bridgeport, New Jersey: Philip Tomeo and Leroy Griffin, Jr. Plaintiff has proffered no evidence regarding Mr. Thomasson’s alleged exposure to asbestos at other worksites.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 13-1034 – April 9, 2015.


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