Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Kaiser Gypsum & Casey: A case in the Court of Appeals California, First District, Division Four ruled on a motion for summary judgment.
The Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Kaiser Gypsum & Casey case documents what a plumber that worked on a job site during the electrical installation may face today after past potential asbestos exposure – possible mesothelioma.
A brief summary of the Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Kaiser Gypsum & Casey case facts include:
- John Casey and Patricia Casey on claims for personal injuries and loss of consortium stemming from Mr. Casey’s alleged bystander exposure to a Kaiser Gypsum product containing asbestos and subsequent diagnosis with mesothelioma.
- Kaiser Gypsum began making “pre-mixed” joint compounds, which were packaged in buckets. The asbestos content of the pre-mixed joint compounds ranged from 1.5 to six percent.
- From 1962 to 2001, John Casey worked as a plumber and pipefitter at numerous construction sites. In 2010, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a type of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos.
- The court ruled: We cannot conclude that the trial court’s decision to reduce the punitive damages awards amounted to an abuse of discretion. The judgment is affirmed. Each party to bear their own costs on appeal.
- To find out more on the case, see Case No. A133062 – January 21, 2016.
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