Asbestos, Cancer, & DuPont

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The Asbestos, Cancer, & DuPont case is about a California man that alleges that he was exposed to asbestos (while working with asbestos, fiber glass and other hazardous products) and believes it is related to his respiratory illness. The case, in the United States District Court, N.D. California – recently ruled on a motion to dismiss.

A brief summary of the ruling in the Asbestos, Cancer, & DuPont case includes:

  • Employed defendant DuPont from 1956 to 1990, and alleges that he spent a significant portion of that time “dealing with asbestos, fiber glass products and other hazardous products.”
  • After plaintiff retired in 1990, he began to experience respiratory illness, which he alleges is “most likely cancer and caused by asbestos.”
  • Plaintiff originally filed suit in state court on November 2, 2015, asserting three causes of action: (1) premises liability, (2) negligence, and (3) negligent infliction of emotional distress.
  • The court ruled: Granted
  • To find out more on the Asbestos, Cancer & DuPont case, see Asbestos, Cancer & DuPont– March 23, 2016.

For more on some related topics, please follow these links: asbestos, asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma and pleural plaques


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