Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Court: Pump Company Must Warn About Component Parts

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Court: Pump Company Must Warn About Component Parts

TRENTON, N.J. - A pump manufacturer can be held liable for failing to warn about the potential dangers of asbestos in frequently replaced component parts such as gaskets and packing, but the plaintiffs must demonstrate exposure to asbestos from those replacement parts to demonstrate causation, a New Jersey appellate court held April 23 (Elbert Hughes v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al., No. A-0778-11T2, Michael Greever v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al., No. A-0779-11T2, Gregory Fayer, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al., No. A-4912-11T2, Angelo Mystrena and Kathleen Mystrena v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al., No. A-4913-11T2, N.J. Super., App. Div.).

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