Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Air Liquid Systems: A case in the United States District Court, S.D. California, ruled on motions to exclude expert opinion testimony.
The Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Air Liquid Systems case is about a former boilermaker (boiler) that was allegedly exposed to asbestos dust – from the marine boilers aboard USS Kitty Hawk, USS Constellation and other repair shops on land – and later developed mesothelioma.
A brief summary of the Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Air Liquid Systems includes:
- On June 17, 2014, Plaintiffs commenced this wrongful death and survival action in state court.
- Alleges exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products, in the course of performing his work for various employers, caused him to suffer severe and permanent injury and ultimately death.
- Employed as a career boilermaker (e.g., boiler) between 1967 and 1986 and exposed to asbestos while performing maintenance, repair, overhaul, break-down, and rebuilding of boilers and associated equipment installed on naval, commercial, and industrial vessels.
- Worked aboard vessels, including the USS Kitty Hawk and USS Constellation, as well as in repair shops at various land-based sites.
- In February 2013, Walashek sought treatment for shortness of breath and left-sided chest pain. A CT scan revealed pleural fluid and a large and extensive confluent mass over the left upper lung extending through the left chest wall.
- Walashek died in March 2013 at the age of 64.
- The Court ruled: Denied
- For more on the case, please follow this link: Air Liquid Systems – February 16, 2016.
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