Court Finds Take-Home Asbestos Pipe Exposures Barred By Workers’ Comp
(September 18, 2015, 3:46 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — The state’s workers’ compensation exclusivity provision bars a tort action alleging exposures to asbestos from pipes a man brought home from work because it involves the same mesothelioma his occupational exposure triggered, a California appeals panel held Sept. 17 (Mary Melendrez, et al. v. Ameron International Corp., Nos. B256928, B259423, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 4; 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 820).
(Opinion available. Document #01-150923-011Z.)
Mary Melendrez, Mario Melendrez, Philip Melendrez, David Melendrez and Veronica Pueyo sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed...