Pa. Intermediate Court Reinstates Asbestos Exposure Claims Against Crane, Warren Pump

  • Opinion

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reinstated an asbestos exposure case against Crane Co. and Warren Pump Co., ruling the plaintiff’s evidence created a material issue of fact as to the regularity or nature of the decedent’s contact with their products while he worked aboard a U.S. Naval vessel.

In a Feb. 14 opinion, the Superior Court panel found the trial court erred in granting summary where the facts sufficiently identified defendants’ products and the decedent’s exposure to them.

Thomas Korol was diagnosed, post-mortem, with malignant mesothelioma on June 13, 2017. He had served as a U.S. Navy fireman …


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