Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Shipyard & Foster Wheeler

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Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Shipyard & Foster Wheeler: A case in the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit ruled on an appeal from a summary judgment.

The Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Shipyard & Foster Wheeler case is about a former ship worker that was allegedly exposed to asbestos while working on ships and later developed asbestos-related lung cancer – mesothelioma.

A brief summary of the Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Shipyard & Foster Wheeler case includes:

  • Joseph Morris worked as shipbuilder at the Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Shipyard, beginning in 1948 and continuing into the 1970s.
  • He died of mesothelioma in 2015. Morris’ family and the personal representative of his estate commenced this action against Foster Wheeler LLC and other defendants in a Maryland state court, alleging that Morris’ death was caused by exposure to asbestos while assembling boilers (boilermaker) at the Shipyard and that the defendants failed to warn him of the dangers of asbestos, which was a component of the boilers.
  • Foster Wheeler, a manufacturer of the boilers that Morris and other Shipyard employees assembled for use aboard U.S. Navy vessels, removed this action to federal court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1442(a)(1), claiming that it manufactured the boilers under a contract with the Navy and therefore posses
  • For more on the case, please follow this link – Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Shipyard & Foster Wheeler


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